More about Rapture of the abdominal aorta
The abdominal aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body. It is
roughly the width of a garden hose. It transports oxygen-rich blood
away from the heart to the rest of the body.
It runs in a straight line down from the heart, through the chest
and abdomen before branching off into a network of smaller blood
In most cases, an abdominal aortic aneurysm causes no noticeable symptoms and does not pose a serious threat to health.
However, there’s a risk that a larger aneurysm could burst open
(rupture). A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause massive
internal bleeding, which is usually fatal. Four out of five people with
a ruptured aortic aneurysm will die as a result.
The most common symptom of a ruptured aortic aneurysm is sudden and severe pain in the abdomen.
If you suspect that you or someone else has had a ruptured aneurysm, call 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.
Read more about the symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Source: The NHS