What Is Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

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I just came home from my cardiac rehab class. At the end of my one-hour session, my heart pressure was 87/65 , with a heart rate of 67. Yesterday, I had an abdominal aortic sonogram that revealed a 4 cm aneurysm. I am 82 years old, and relatively healthy, with the exception of arthritis in my lower back and legs. I do have atherosclerosis, but what is the relationship between this and the aneurysm, particularly in light of my low heart blood pressure?
Atherosclerosis is linked to abdominal aortic sonogram, my primary said so.
It's true, atherosclerosis causes Aneurysm.
What is atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis refers to the hardening and narrowing of the arteries. It silently and slowly blocks arteries, putting blood flow at risk. It’s the usual cause of heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease.
Atherosclerosis begins with damage to the endothelium. It’s caused by high blood pressure, smoking, or high cholesterol.
I just came home from my cardiac rehab class. At the end of my one-hour session, my heart pressure was 87/65 , with a heart rate of 67. Yesterday, I had an abdominal aortic sonogram that revealed a 4 cm aneurysm. I am 82 years old, and relatively healthy, with the exception of arthritis in my lower back and legs. I do have atherosclerosis, but what is the relationship between this and the aneurysm, particularly in light of my low heart blood pressure?
Atherosclerosis is linked to abdominal aortic sonogram, my primary said so.
It's true, atherosclerosis causes Aneurysm.
Jun 12, 2019

New University of Alberta research has found a peptide called apelin can reduce abdominal aortic aneurysm, as said in the research paper, in mice model, the abdominal aortic aneurysm is dramastically reduced.

The cardiologist Gavin Oudit who is the leading researcher, hopes to replicate this result in people who are at risk of cardiovascular disease.

Current treatment for aortic aneurysms is limited to behaviour changes like quitting smoking, or surgical repair. There are no medical or pharmaceutical treatments that have been effective at reducing the growth rate of aortic aneurysms, but Oudit is hoping to change that with a synthetic form of apelin that can be delivered to patients intravenously.

Apelin is a peptide naturally found in human organs.

The team is working on it.
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