Novel insight into the pathobiology of abdominal aortic aneurysm and potential future treatment concepts.

@article{Diehm2007NovelII,
  title={Novel insight into the pathobiology of abdominal aortic aneurysm and potential future treatment concepts.},
  author={Nicolas A Diehm and Florian Dick and Thomas Schaffner and Juerg Schmidli and Christoph Kalka and Stefano Di Santo and Jan Voelzmann and Iris Baumgartner},
  journal={Progress in cardiovascular diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={209-17}
}
The patient with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) commonly is a nondiabetic, white man with a history of smoking. Moreover, AAA represents a leading cause of death in elderly men in Western countries. The purpose of this manuscript is to review current evidence as to the pathobiology of AAA as well as potential future drug targets to prevent progression of AAA.