Plasma levels of metalloproteinases-3 and -9 as markers of successful abdominal aortic aneurysm exclusion after endovascular graft treatment.

@article{Sangiorgi2001PlasmaLO,
  title={Plasma levels of metalloproteinases-3 and -9 as markers of successful abdominal aortic aneurysm exclusion after endovascular graft treatment.},
  author={Giorgia Sangiorgi and R D'Averio and A Mauriello and Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio and Marina Pontillo and Serenella Castelvecchio and Santi Trimarchi and Valerio Stefano Tolva and Giovanni Nano and Vincenzo Rampoldi and Luigi Giusto Spagnoli and Luigi Inglese},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2001},
  volume={104 12 Suppl 1},
  pages={I288-95}
}
BACKGROUND Structural alterations of aortic wall resulting from degradation of matrix proteins by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) characterize abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). No studies have compared circulating levels of MMPs after endovascular graft (EVG) exclusion in comparison with open surgical repair (OSR) in patients affected by AAA. METHODS AND RESULTS An abdominal angiography and CT scan were performed in all patients at the time of enrollment. A spiral CT scan was performed at 6… CONTINUE READING