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Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Last Reviewed : 12/23/2020
Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a localized enlargement of the abdominal aorta such that the diameter is greater than 3 cm or more than 50% larger than normal. They usually cause no symptoms except when ruptured. Risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure, and other heart or blood vessel diseases. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is usually diagnosed by physical exam, ultrasound, or CT. The treatment options for asymptomatic AAA are conservative management, surveillance with a view to eventual repair, and immediate repair. There are currently two modes of repair available for an AAA: open aneurysm repair (OR), and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).

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Basic Information:

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000162.htm. Medline plus. Abdominal aortic aneurysm.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1979501-overview. Medscape. Abdominal aortic aneurysm.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Repairofabdominalaneurysm/Pages/Introduction.aspx. NHS Choices. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

http://www.medicinenet.com/abdominal_aortic_aneurysm/page3.htm. Medicinenet .com. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm/basics/symptoms/con-20023784. Mayo clinic. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/aortic-aneurysm-overview. WebMD. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-beyond-the-basics. Uptodate. Patient information: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (Beyond the Basics) by Emile R Mohler III, MD

http://www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/directory/a/aortic-aneurysm. Bupa. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

http://radiopaedia.org/articles/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm. Radiopedia.org. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm .

https://stanfordhealthcare.org/medical-conditions/blood-heart-circulation/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm.html. Stanford HealthCare. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

http://www.fpnotebook.com/surgery/cv/AbdmnlArtcAnrysm.htm. Family practice notebook(fpnotebook.com). Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm .

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-aaa/. Lifeinthefastlane.com. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

http://healthlibrary.nebraskamed.com/library/diseasesconditions/adult/85,P08247. Nebreska medicine. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm .

 

Advanced Information:

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/111/6/816.full. American Heart Association. Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. By Eric M. Isselbacher, MD.

http://www.msdmanuals.com/professional/cardiovascular-disorders/diseases-of-the-aorta-and-its-branches/abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-(aaa). MSD manual. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm .

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fcvm.2015.00019/full. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. The abdominal aortic aneurysm and intraluminal thrombus: current concepts of development and treatment by Aleksandra Piechota-Polanczyk etal.

 

 

Research:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ta167/chapter/3-The-technologies. National Institute For Health and Care Excellence. Endovascular stent–grafts for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2752737/. National center for Biotechnology and Information (NCBI). Circulating markers of abdominal aortic aneurysm presence and progression

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/scientifica/2014/564734/. Hindawi scientifica. Update on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Research: From Clinical to Genetic Studies.

 

 

Related Topics:

http://www.medtronic.com/patients/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm/device/abdominal-stents/endurantII-aaa-stent-graft-system/index.htm. Medtronic. Endurant II AAA Stent Graft System.

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0741521409013688. Sciencedirect.com. The care of patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm: The Society for Vascular Surgery practice guidelines

http://www.ajronline.org/doi/full/10.2214/AJR.13.11735. American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). Essentials of Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Imaging: Preprocedural Assessment.

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep17966. Science reports. Hyperhomocysteinaemia is an independent risk factor of abdominal aortic aneurysm in a Chinese Han population.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0101353. PLOS one. Improving the Efficiency of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Wall Stress Computations by Jaime E. Zelaya etal.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2844036. Digital journal. Now Available: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2016.
 

Other Articles:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/334318-exercise-with-an-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm/. Livestrong.com. Exercise With an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, by Matthew Larson

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm/overview.html. The New york Times. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

http://legacy.kvue.com/story/news/health/2015/06/01/new-device-offers-hope-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-patients/28321359/. KUVE.com. New device offers hope for abdominal aortic aneurysm patients.

 

Other Helpful Resources:

http://www.sirweb.org/patients/abdominal-aortic-aneurysms/. Society of Interventional Radiologists. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/aortic_aneurysm/article_em.htm. EmedicineHealth. Aortic Aneurysm

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening-programme-overview Gov. UK. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2016/01/06/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-aaa-screening-programme-an-important-milestone/. Public health Matters. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme - an important milestone.

https://www.nbt.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/filedepot/incoming/Recovery%20from%20abdominal%20aortic%20aneurysm.pdf. North Bristol NHS trust. Recovery from open surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm .

 

 

Presentations

https://www.ghc.org/all-sites/guidelines/aaa.pdf. GroupHealth (GHC.org). Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening guidelines.

 

 

Related Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1paaFPcdak. Khan Academy Medicine. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm .

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