Circulating markers of abdominal aortic aneurysm presence & progression

Golledge, Jonathan, Tsao, Philip S., Dalman, Ronald L., and Norman, Paul E. (2008) Circulating markers of abdominal aortic aneurysm presence & progression. Circulation, 118 (23). pp. 2382-2392.

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Over the last decade, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has increasingly been recognized as an important cause of mortality in older persons. In 1999, for example, AAA was noted to be the 15th leading cause of mortality in the United States^1. Exact estimates of AAA-related fatalities are hampered by the low rate of postmortems when sudden death occurs in elderly subjects; however, recent figures suggest that AAA accounts for ~15 000 deaths annually in the United States despite the increasing number of elective AAA repairs^2,3. Approximately 25 000 endovascular and open AAA repairs are performed annually in the United States^3.

Item ID: 6086
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1524-4539
Keywords: abdominal aortic aneurysm; circulating biomarkers; biomarkers and AAA
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2010 05:59
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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