Diagnosis and monitoring of abdominal aortic aneurysm: current status and future prospects

Moxon, Joseph V., Parr, Adam, Emeto, Theophilus I., Walker, Phillip, Norman, Paul E., and Golledge, Jonathan (2010) Diagnosis and monitoring of abdominal aortic aneurysm: current status and future prospects. Current Problems in Cardiology, 35 (10). pp. 512-548.

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Abstract

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly men, and prevalence is predicted to increase in parallel with a global aging population. AAA is commonly asymptomatic, and in the absence of routine screening, diagnosis is usually incidental when imaging to assess unrelated medical complaints. In the absence of approved diagnostic and prognostic markers, AAAs are monitored conservatively via medical imaging until aortic diameter approaches 50-55 mm and surgical repair is performed. There is currently significant interest in identifying molecular markers of diagnostic and prognostic value for AAA. Here we outline the current guidelines for AAA management and discuss modern scientific techniques currently employed to identify improved diagnostic and prognostic markers.

Item ID: 12131
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: abdominal aortic aneurysm; diagnosis; prognosis; biomarker
ISSN: 1535-6280
Funders: Smart State National and International Research Alliances Program grant from
Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 01:17
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases @ 100%
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