The aorta is the largest artery in the body. It starts from the heart and goes down through the chest to the abdomen where it irrigates the digestive and urinary organs. Finally, it splits in two to form the iliac arteries that irrigate the legs. It is divided into two segments, the thoracic aorta, and the abdominal aorta.
Over time, the wall of the aorta can become brittle and dilate. The aorta becomes aneurysmal. From a certain diameter, its wall becomes so thin that it may rupture under the effect of arterial pressure.
The use of EVAR for the endovascular treatment of AAA has allowed ever improving management of this pathology. However the complications associated with the use of prosthetic material warrant the need for additional research to better understand the pathology of AAA, and in particular hemodynamics of AAA before and after reconstructive surgery.
We are developing new projects focusing on the benefits of nutritionnal interventions aimed at slowing-down the progression of AAA.