The prevalence and natural history of aortic aneurysms in heart and abdominal organ transplant patients.

@article{Englesbe2003ThePA,
  title={The prevalence and natural history of aortic aneurysms in heart and abdominal organ transplant patients.},
  author={Michael J. Englesbe and Audrey H. Wu and Alexander W. Clowes and R Eugene Zierler},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={27-31}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to document the prevalence and clinical features of aortic aneurysms in heart and abdominal transplant patients. METHODS We undertook a retrospective review of 1557 patients who had heart, liver, or kidney transplantation between January 1, 1987, and December 31, 2000. Aortic aneurysms were identified by computed tomographic scan, ultrasound scan, or at the time of surgery for rupture. An aortic diameter of 3.5 cm was used as the threshold for the… CONTINUE READING

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