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Smokers more likely to develop abdominal aortic aneurysms

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

If you smoke, you’re twice as likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm, according to a study released Thursday.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the large artery that supplies blood to the belly, pelvis and legs. The bulging occurs without symptoms, unless the […]

New guidance to treat life-threatening infections of vascular grafts, stents

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The first guide to diagnose, treat and prevent infections of blood vessels, grafts and endovascular devices was issued Thursday by the American Heart Association.
Infections can occur after procedures to open clogged arteries or to place devices that prevent aneurysms from rupturing, said vascular surgeon John […]

Psoriasis severity linked to rising risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The more severe your psoriasis, the greater your risk for abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to a new study.

Published in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, the study adds significantly to current evidence that psoriasis is a clinically relevant risk factor for […]