Why Aortic Aneurysms Form at the Arch or in the Abdominal Segment

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The sites where vascular aneurysms typically form have a predilection from the outset, even in healthy people. This is shown by a study conducted by medical researchers from Bochum and Bonn.

A vascular dilatation in the aorta can be life-threatening if it bursts. These so-called aortic aneurysms typically form in the same sites of the large blood vessel: either on the upper arch or in the abdominal cavity. "We wanted to understand why it is always these sites that are affected. What is it that sets them apart from others?" points out Professor Daniela Wenzel, Head of the Department of Systems Physiology at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. ...
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