WA scientists have developed a cheap test to predict if a patient will suffer a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm—a deadly condition where the blood pressure inside a weakened artery causes it to suddenly burst.
Aneurysms are permanent, mainly symptomless and develop when part of a blood vessel swells like a balloon.
The condition can cause sudden death from severe internal bleeding.
Doctors use medical imaging to locate and measure aneurysms, but they are unable to detect when a vessel has reached bursting point.
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