Gaining New Insights into Early Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Disease

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Disease

 

By Julie J White; Ronald L Dalman, MD, FACS, FAHA

Spring 2008 - Volume 12 Number 2

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/07-130

Abstract

 

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease is a prevalent and highly morbid condition among older people in the US. There are currently no proven methods for reducing or eliminating enlargement in smaller preclinical aneurysms. Given their relatively slow increase in diameter (typically <0.4 cm/year), these smaller aneurysms offer a valuable window into the underlying pathophysiology of AAA disease. Through a Vascular Remodeling Specialized Center of Clinically Oriented Research program funded by the National Institutes of Health, we have established, in conjunction with Northern California Kaiser Permanente, a multidisciplinary research effort to efficiently identify and handicap suppressive therapeutic strategies for early AAA disease.

 

CME

The Kaiser Permanente National CME Program designates this journal-based CME activity for 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Circulation

27,000 print readers per quarter, 15,350 eTOC readers, and in 2018, 2 million page views of TPJ articles in PubMed from a broad international readership.

The Permanente Press

The Permanente Press publishes The Permanente Journal and books related to healthcare. For information about subscriptions, missing issues, billing, subscription renewal, and back issues, Email: permanente.journal@kp.org.


ISSN 1552-5775 Copyright © 2019 thepermanentejournal.org.

All Rights Reserved.