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ITALIAN JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Vascolare ed Endovascolare
AAA: A CLOSER LOOK
Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2012 December;19(4):199-208
Role of statins, smoking cessation, blood pressure control and life style in abdominal aortic aneurysms
De Haro J., Bleda S., Varela C., Acin A.
Angiology and Vascular Surgery Department, Hospital Universitario Getafe, Madrid, Spain
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease is a very complex process. Surgical intervention in AAAs over 55 mm is an effective way to decrease mortality. However, most of the AAAs identified are small aneurysms without indications for surgery. Medical treatment is the first choice of treatment in small AAAs, needing to identify effective medical therapies and life style changes which could reduce AAAs growth, AAA-related mortality and cardiovascular events as a major priority.