Aneurysm Global Epidemiology Study

  • Sidloff D
  • Stather P
  • Dattani N
  • et al.
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Abstract

Background—Contemporary data from Western populations suggest steep declines in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) mortality; however, international trends are unclear. This study aimed to investigate global AAA mortality trends and to analyze any association with common cardiovascular risk factors. Methods and Results—AAA mortality (1994–2010) using International Classification of Diseases codes were extracted from the World Health Organization mortality database and age standardized. The World Health Organization InfoBase and International Mortality and Smoking Statistics provided risk factor data. Nineteen World Health Organization member states were included (Europe, 14; Australasia, 2; North America, 2; Asia, 1). Regression analysis of temporal trends in cardiovascular risk factors (1946–2010) was done independently for correlations to AAA mortality trends. Global AAA mortality trends show substantial heterogeneity, with the United States and United Kingdom recording the greatest national decline, where...

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Sidloff, D., Stather, P., Dattani, N., Bown, M., Thompson, J., Sayers, R., & Choke, E. (2013). Aneurysm Global Epidemiology Study. Circulation, 129(7), 747–753. https://doi.org/10.1161/circulationaha.113.005457

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