Children don't typically fall seriously ill from the new coronavirus, but doctors are raising the alarm that some kids with COVID-19 infections in Europe have developed Kawasaki disease, a condition that can trigger serious heart problems.
Children in the United States aren't immune to this complication, experts say.
Dr. Michael Portman is director of the Kawasaki Disease P...
Bulges (aneurysms) in the abdominal aorta can pose real danger, but research suggests a less invasive method may be as good a fix for the problem as traditional surgery.
The less invasive procedure is called endovascular repair. There are a number of short-term benefits to this less invasive fix, such as shorter hospital stays and faster recovery. But until now, it wasn't clear if lon...
People at risk for an aortic aneurysm should get screened for the life-threatening condition, an expert says.
Aortic aneurysms are balloon-like bulges that can develop anywhere along the aorta, which runs from your heart through your chest and abdomen. An untreated aneurysm can grow until it ruptures or causes a tear between the layers of the artery, also called a dissection.
New treatments mean aneurysms are no longer an automatic death sentence, specialists say.
Aneurysms are a weakening or bulging of blood vessels that can rupture and become life-threatening. They can occur anywhere in the body, but are most common in the brain, or in the main blood vessels that lead to the heart, legs and arms.
Aneurysms used to carry a high probability of de...
When a weakened artery wall balloons or bulges, it's called an aneurysm. For people with emphysema, the risk of that aneurysm rupturing is much higher than for those without the lung condition, new research suggests.
While family history may play a role, how and why aneurysms develop is not well understood. The study, published Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Str...
Many lives could be saved if relatives of patients with aortic diseases underwent routine screening and genetic testing, a new study suggests.
Aneurysms, tears in the lining called dissections and other types of thoracic aortic disease (TAD) are often undetected until they become life-threatening emergencies. At that point, the risk of death is about 80 percent.