The underestimated importance of aneurysm softness

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes, are the number 1 killer in the world with nearly 18 million deaths each year. Aneurysms, outward bulges of blood vessel walls, are less known examples of cardiovascular diseases. Still, nearly 50,000 people annually suffer from ruptured aneurysms in Europe alone, and more than half of these people die.