Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Risk Factors

Dr. Patrick Neville, a vascular surgeon with Memorial’s Heart and Vascular Center, talks about abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) risk factors.

What are the risk factors for an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Over time, high cholesterol, smoking, high blood pressure, and family history creates blockages in arteries, which causes heart problems and strokes and can also lead to weakening in the wall of arteries, which develops into an aneurysm.