The aorta is the largest artery and carries blood from the heart to the body. Patients with aortic aneurysms have bulging in the aorta that may have the potential to rupture or dissect. The patients experience chest pain, weight loss, fever, and pulsatility in the abdomen.
The types of aneurysms are thoracic aneurysms, abdominal aneurysms, and thoracoabdominal aneurysms.
An aortic aneurysm, if stable, is not a severe health threat. However, more giant aneurysms have a high risk of rupture that may result in severe internal bleeding.