Medical therapy of thoracic aortic aneurysms: are we there yet?

@article{Danyi2011MedicalTO,
  title={Medical therapy of thoracic aortic aneurysms: are we there yet?},
  author={Peter Danyi and John A. Elefteriades and Ion S. Jovin},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2011},
  volume={124 13},
  pages={1469-76}
}
An aneurysm is defined as a localized dilatation of a vessel of 50% of the normal diameter and includes all layers of the given vessel.1 Aortic aneurysms are divided into thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs), thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (a thoracic aneurysm extending into the abdomen), and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Abdominal aortic aneurysms are reportedly more common than TAAs. Demographic studies have suggested that among people 65 years of age, the prevalence of AAA is 2.5%.2… CONTINUE READING