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An aneurism is a blood-filled bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. A ruptured aneurism can cause hemorrhaging, with consequences that vary depending on where the aneurism is located in the body.



Blood flows through the body via a network of blood vessels made up of arteries and veins. Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to our organs and muscles, making it possible for them to function properly. Veins bring blood and carbon dioxide back towards the lungs, helping rid the body of "waste" while replenishing its supply of oxygen. Occasionally, these blood vessels sustain damage.
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