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Title: Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm: are we missing the opportunity for cardiovascular risk reduction?
Authors: Lloyd, GM
Newton, JD
Norwood, MG
Franks, SC
Bown, MJ
Sayers, RD
First Published: Oct-2004
Citation: J VASC SURG, 2004, 40 (4), pp. 691-697
Abstract: Antiplatelet agents, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statin drugs), angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and beta-adrenergic receptor blockers (beta-blockers) reduce cardiovascular risk and mortality in patients with specific manifestations of cardiovascular disease and risk factors. Occlusive arterial disease, in particular, coronary heart disease, is prevalent in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and results in reduced life expectancy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and risk factors in patients with AAA. In particular, numbers of patients in whom pharmacologic therapy is indicated and numbers of patients who are receiving adequate treatment were determined.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jvs.2004.06.039
ISSN: 0741-5214
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences

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