LRP1 Gene – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Discovery And Do You Have AAA+Dyslipidemia?

  Hi folks, Great news this week with respect to the possible underlying mechanism of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), a link between AAA and the gene LRP1.┬áThe authors said, "Through this research we have identified a gene that is associated with AAA and the further investigation of the function of this gene in relation to AAA may help us understand more about the disease and how to treat it without ... Read more

Genetic Testing For Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm? Becoming Promising!

Hi Folks! If you have AAA in your family should you carry out genetic testing to assess such a risk for your children? This is an interesting and complex issue. There are testing programs available. For instance, the Berkeley HeartLab provides information on screening for "sequence variants within the 9p21 locus of chromosome 9," along with information on its relevance to AAA. There is clearly a need for continued ... Read more

Intra-Abdominal Pressure, Anti-Shock Garments (and exercises?), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, And Arterial Blood Pressure Regulation

Hi! Folks, I woke up yesterday thinking about intra-abdominal pressure, and how little I knew about it. When it comes to abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), pressure is really what it is all about. If the blood pressure in the abdomen was the same as the pressure in the distal aorta, then AAAs would probably never form, or at least they would burst less frequently or later in their life span. But if this were the ... Read more

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