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The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Edited by M. David Tilson III (Columbia University and the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York), Helena Kuivaniemi (Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan), and Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr. (University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan)

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The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Published: November 2006

Volume 1085

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This volume will integrate new insights into the etiology and pathology of aneurismal disease, including physiologic and genetic causes. The contributors assess the benefits of risk of rupture assessment at different ages and thresholds of abdominal aortic aneurysm in the context of epidemiologic studies, examine the use of animal models in the study of abdominal aortic aneurysm and its underlying pathobiology, and integrate data on susceptibility and genetic causes of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Animal models and their relevance to pathophysiology and prevention are presented and interventional pharmacology is also considered from the perspective of enzymology. In addition, chapters covering the biological aspects of the endovascular devices used to repair abdominal aortic aneurysm and the molecular biology and immunology in abdominal aortic aneurysm are included.