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Diseases of the Aorta and Arterial Tree in the Elderly

  • Donald J. Breslin
  • Nicholas P. Tsapatsaris
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 76)

Abstract

Diseases of the aorta and arterial tree in the elderly are common and most often are complications of atherosclerosis. These conditions frequently are potent markers of severe coronary artery disease and should prompt careful cardiac evaluation. When a single pathologic disease is present, clinical manifestations are diverse and depend on the particular expression of atherosclerosis—aneurysm formation, stenosis, and occlusion or embolism—and on its specific anatomic location thoracic aorta and its cervical and intracranial branches or abdominal aorta and its visceral and extremity branches.

Keywords

Renal Artery Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Aortic Dissection Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Peripheral Vascular Disease 
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