Medical management of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Golledge, J., and Powell, J.T. (2007) Medical management of abdominal aortic aneurysm. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 34 (3). pp. 267-273.

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Medical management of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is required for several different reasons. Since these patients have an increased risk of cardiovascular death therapy to reduce cardiovascular events is essential. Treatment is in line with the medical management of coronary artery disease including smoking cessation, statins and anti-platelet therapy. Some of these therapies also will slow aneurysm growth. Currently there is no proven focused therapy that reduces aneurysm growth, but the emerging strategies are discussed. Medical management also is required to reduce peri-operative risks and stabilise endovascular aneurysm repair. Whilst some of the therapies targeting cardiovascular risk reduction may be helpful, other emerging strategies are discussed.

Item ID: 2920
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1532-2165
Keywords: aortic aneurysm; statins; medical therapy; aneurysm expansion
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2009 03:48
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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