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Management of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
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PMID:  19351099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) should undergo repair, regardless of AAA diameter, whereas guidelines for asymptomatic patients suggest repair for AAAs > or = 5.5 cm in diameter. For most patients with medium-sized AAAs, regular surveillance and intensive medical therapy are appropriate. Patients with an AAA should undergo intensive risk factor modification including cessation of smoking, treatment of hypertension, statins, beta-adrenergic blocking drugs, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.
Sachin Sule; Wilbert S Aronow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comprehensive therapy     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0098-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  Compr Ther     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-08     Completed Date:  2009-04-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605837     Medline TA:  Compr Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, NewYork Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / therapeutic use
Age Factors
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications,  mortality,  therapy*
Aortic Rupture / prevention & control
Cardiovascular Diseases / complications,  prevention & control
Clinical Trials as Topic
Health Behavior
Risk Factors
Smoking Cessation
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Antagonists

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