Screening study of abdominal aortic aneurysm in a general population: lipid parameters.

@article{Simoni1996ScreeningSO,
  title={Screening study of abdominal aortic aneurysm in a general population: lipid parameters.},
  author={Gene Simoni and Aldo Gianotti and Alfredo Ardia and Antonella Baiardi and Raffaele Galleano and Dario Civalleri},
  journal={Cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={445-8}
}
The level of blood lipids and apolipoproteins in subjects being screened for abdominal aortic aneurysms have been investigated. As part of an ultrasound screening programme in a population of 65- to 75-year-olds, blood samples were collected from 1460 of 1504 subjects with a normal aorta (97.1%) and 69 of 70 patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm > 29 mm (99%). Samples were also taken from 22 of 27 patients (81%) with an ectatic aorta (26-29 mm). Total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL… CONTINUE READING

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