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Biomechanical Determinants of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology
Rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) represents a significant clinical event, having a mortality rate of 90% and being currently ranked as the 13th leading cause of death in the US. The ability to reliably evaluate the susceptibility of a particular AAA to rupture on a case-specific basis could vastly improve the clinical management of these patients. Because AAA rupture represents a mechanical failure of the degenerated aortic wall, biomechanical considerations are important todoi:10.1161/01.atv.0000174129.77391.55 pmid:16055757 fatcat:4ea6gb4aondw5esqv2mgmpcm34