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Incidence and etiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Unlike coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease, the incidence of abdominal aortic aneurysms has increased dramatically over the past three decades. There appears to be a correlation between both hypertension and smoking and the development of aneurysms, and there is a substantial predominance of white men among the patients. Recent studies have also documented a strong genetic component to this disease. Several biochemical abnormalities have been noted in those with aortic aneurysms, including increased proteolysis (elastolysis and collagenolysis). At present, the precise etiology of aneurysmal disease remains unclear, but it will most likely turn out to be a heterogenous disease with several molecular forms.

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