Aneurysm Causes

Aneurysm causes depend largely on where the aneurysm is located and which types of aneurysm you have. An aorta aneurysm can be completely different to a brain aneurysm. While aneurysms can occur all over the body, the aneurysms that concern most people are brain (cerebral) aneurysms and aneurysms in the heart and stomach, often known as aortic, thoracic aorta, ascending aorta and dissecting aortic aneurysms, stomach or abdominal aneurysms. The important thing to note is that there are many different types and many different causes of aneurysms. Some can have mild results and are easily treatable, while others are fatal. Some can be slow growing and others develop rapidly. It depends on the person, their physiological make up, the location and the cause of the aneurysm.


This website will take you through the causes common to all aneurysms (note that about 4 out of 5 are cause by arteriosclerosis or the hardening of the arteries), give you a breakdown of the specific brain, thoracic and abdominal aorta aneurysms and provide information on what can be done to detect aneurysm symptoms, test, treat and manage your aneurysm to arm you with all of the information you need to stay healthy and aneurysm free.

Brain Aneurysm / Cerebral Aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm Causes

Brain Aneurysm Symptoms

Brain Aneurysm Treatment


Ascending Aorta Aneurysm / Thoracic Aorta Aneurysm

Thoracic Aneurysm Causes

Thoracic Aneurysm Symptoms

Thoracic Aneurysm Treatment


Stomach Aneurysm / Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Causes

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Treatment