An arterial aneurysm is a bulging or "pouching" in an artery. This expansion causes the artery wall to weaken, and should it ever rupture, major and possibly fatal internal hemorrhage (bleeding) could result.
The Methodist Aortic Network is dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and researching aortic issues to help today's patients and foster tomorrow's breakthroughs. Visit the Aortic Network section for more information.
For more information about treatment of valve disease and degeneration at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, please call 713-DEBAKEY (332-2539) or complete our online contact us form.