What are the symptoms of Aortic Aneurysm?

Symptoms of a thoracic aortic aneurysm (affecting upper part of aorta in chest):

  • Pain in the jaw, neck, upper back or chest
  • Coughing, hoarseness or difficulty breathing

Symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (affecting lower part of aorta in abdomen):

  • Pulsating enlargement or tender mass felt by a physician when performing a physical examination
  • Pain in the back, abdomen, or groin not relieved with position change or pain medication

Early diagnosis of an aneurysm is critical to managing the condition and reducing the risk of rupture. If you have these symptoms, call your doctor right away.