Association between the coronary artery disease risk locus on chromosome 9p21.3 and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

BACKGROUND Recent genome-wide studies have shown a significant association of a locus on chromosome 9p21.3 and coronary artery disease. We performed a case-control study to investigate the association between this locus and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 1714 patients (899 patients with AAA and 815 controls) were genotyped… CONTINUE READING