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By Jeffrey L. Ballard

This ebook reports the pathogenesis, epidemiology, and screening for middle and stroke threat. It additionally specializes in the strategy and particular therapy suggestions for regimen and complicated aortic pathology, using cutting edge surgical fix. Aortic surgical procedure is a convenient reference for the clinician and trainee and gives serious perception into the complexities of aortic ailments in the course of the wisdom of said specialists within the remedy of aortic affliction.

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Hypertension and smoking were strongly associated with death from AAAs, whereas height, adiposity, plasma cholesterol, diabetes, angina, or intermittent claudication were not risk factors. 2 summarizes the results of AAA screening studies of older men. 3). 51 Although hypertensive patients may be more likely to develop AAAs, reports are conflicting. 36,54 In addition, screening relatives of patients with AAAs discloses more aneurysms than screening unselected populations. 56 Their median age was 63 years (range 39-82).

9 Epidemiology of Aortic Aneurysmal Disease 17 Associated Diseases and Survival Abdominal aneurysms affect primarily older patients with comorbidities. Knowledge of the incidence of these associated diseases is fundamental when assessing the surgical risk. Patients with abdominal aneurysms have a higher incidence of cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal pathology, as confirmed by both the ADAM and the UK trial. Coronary artery disease was present in nearly 40% of patients enrolled in both studies, which explains why coronary events are responsible for most of the morbidity and mortality in these patients.

J Vasc Surg 1994; 20:296-303. Lederle FA, Johnson GR, Wilson SE et al. Prevalence and associations of abdominal aortic aneurysm detected through screening. Ann Int Med 1997; 126:441-49. CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 4 The Pathophysiology of Aortic Dissection James I. Fann and D. 1-5 Even with modern diagnostic modalities, a substantial fraction of patients with aortic dissection die without a correct diagnosis. Untreated, acute aortic dissection is highly lethal with a mortality of 8% within the first 6 hours, 13% within 12 hours, 21% within 24 hours, and 74% in the first 2 weeks.

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