Aortic related health conditions account for significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality rates globally. As the population ages, incidences of aortic diseases are expected to rise. Screenings and diagnostic tests of aortic disorders has improved over the past 20 years, allowing for earlier diagnosis and therapeutic intervention.
Aortic aneurysms happen when the wall of the aorta weakens, causing it to balloon or expand. As the aneurysm grows larger, it can rupture (burst) or dissect (tear).
Infected or Mycotic Aortic Aneurysm
An infected aortic aneurysm is a type of aneurysm that happens when bacteria or other germs enter the blood stream and infect the wall of the aorta, eventually causing it to weaken.