Video: Are you at risk for an abdominal aortic aneurysm?
It doesn’t take a world-renowned physicist to guess what happens when the largest artery in your body bursts.
Unfortunately for Albert Einstein, treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in the 1950s wasn’t very promising.
Today, vascular surgeons like those at Virtua are able to successfully treat AAAs diagnosed before a rupture. But it’s important to know you have an aneurysm before it’s too late.
Watch this one-minute video to learn what an aneurysm is and to see if you’re at risk for having one.
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare
, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
and the Fox Chase Cancer Center
. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley every year since 2007. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org