An aneurysm is a swelling in the artery that is caused by a weakness in the arterial wall. There are no symptoms that may be felt by the sufferer, but somehow a ruptured aneurysm can lead to a serious complication.
Severe rupture of aneurysms can caused death in just 24 hours.
An aneurysm can affect many arteries at the same time. The most severe aneurysms can affect those arteries that supply the brain and the heart. An aortic aneurysm can affect the body’s main artery.
Aneurysms develop and rupture among individuals who have lots of bad habits such as smoking.
Aneurysms may need surgical treatment to prevent rupture but this is only done if it is life-threatening.