Ascending Aortic Aneurysm – Mayo Clinic News Network

Apr 06, 2010 · Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Surgeon Thoralf M. Sundt, M.D. discusses ascending aortic aneurysm causes, diagnoses and treatment options. An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge in the wall of the aorta, the body's largest arterial trunk, which carries blood from the heart to be distributed by branch arteries through the body.…

Despite Two Aortic Aneurysms, Dennis Brennan ... - Mayo Clinic

Jan 12, 2017 · Dennis Brennan met Albert Hakaim, M.D., a vascular surgeon at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, in January 2008.Then 73 years old and living in Ft. Meyers, Florida, Dennis had just learned that he had an abdominal aortic aneurysm — a weakened and enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta, the main artery that supplies blood to the body.. Abdominal aortic aneurysms affect only about 8 percent ...…