Advanced atherosclerosis is associated with increased medial degeneration in sporadic ascending aortic aneurysms.

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OBJECTIVE The pathogenesis of non-familial, sporadic ascending aortic aneurysms (SAAA) is poorly understood, and the relationship between ascending aortic atherosclerosis and medial degeneration is unclear. We evaluated the prevalence and severity of aortic atherosclerosis and its association with medial degeneration in SAAA. METHODS AND RESULTS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.10.035

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