What Are the Risk Factors for Developing an Aneurysm?


– Risk factors for developing
an aneurism begin with your genetic makeup, there
are some families that are predisposed. For those families, sometimes
they require screening, it’s actually fairly uncommon. Most aneurysms just happen
sporadically for no particular reason at all. The evolution or how
someone develops an aneurism is really a process that
begins as I said probably at birth, so there’s a
weakness in the blood vessel, over a lifetime that weakness
may turn into that outpouching or bubbling in the blood vessel. And smoking as I said is a
risk factor, blood pressure that is high and not
well-controlled is another known risk factor.