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The Future of Medicine: A Better Way to Fix Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Joseph Giglia, Vascular Surgeon, UC Health University Hospital

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are a dilation of the largest blood vessel in the body. The larger the bubble or aneurysm, the greater the risk of rupture. If a rupture is not treated, that’s uniformly fatal. Most people don’t make it to the hospital—and for those that do, the standard teaching is that only 50 percent of them survive. About 15,000 people a year die in the United States from aortic aneurysms.