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Changes in aortic wall stiffness in men with alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency

Rydén Ahlgren, Åsa LU ; Piitulainen, Eeva LU ; Sonesson, Björn LU and Länne, T (1997) In European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 14(4). p.252-257
Abstract
Objectives:



To examine the diameter and distensibility of the abdominal aorta in patients with severe α1-antitrypsin deficiency, and to compare the results with those of normal subjects.

Material and methods:



Abdominal aortic diameter and stiffness (β) was measured using echo-tracking sonography in 19 men (mean age 50, range 25–79) and 17 women (mean age 46, range 26–62) with severe α2-antitrypsin deficiency. The results were compared with those of healthy individuals of corresponding age and gender.

Results:



There was no significant difference in the abdominal aortic diameter between controls and patients with α1-antitrypsin deficiency when corrected for age, sex... (More)
Objectives:



To examine the diameter and distensibility of the abdominal aorta in patients with severe α1-antitrypsin deficiency, and to compare the results with those of normal subjects.

Material and methods:



Abdominal aortic diameter and stiffness (β) was measured using echo-tracking sonography in 19 men (mean age 50, range 25–79) and 17 women (mean age 46, range 26–62) with severe α2-antitrypsin deficiency. The results were compared with those of healthy individuals of corresponding age and gender.

Results:



There was no significant difference in the abdominal aortic diameter between controls and patients with α1-antitrypsin deficiency when corrected for age, sex and body surface area (men p = 0.20, women p = 0.10). Men with α1-antitrypsin deficiency showed significantly lower stiffness in the abdominal aorta compared to controls (p = 0.025), whereas women did not (p = 0.17).

Conclusions:



No significant difference in abdominal aortic diameter could be detected in patients with α1-antitrypsin deficiency compared with controls. However, aortic distensibility in men with α1-antitrypsin deficiency is altered. This may reflect early vessel wall abnormality. (Less)
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keywords
Ultrasound, Abdominal aortic aneurysms, α1-antitrypsin deficiency, Distensibility
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European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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14
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4
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252 - 257
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Elsevier
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  • pmid:9366788
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1532-2165
DOI
10.1016/S1078-5884(97)80236-5
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English
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  abstract     = {Objectives:<br/><br>
<br/><br>
To examine the diameter and distensibility of the abdominal aorta in patients with severe α1-antitrypsin deficiency, and to compare the results with those of normal subjects.<br/><br>
Material and methods:<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Abdominal aortic diameter and stiffness (β) was measured using echo-tracking sonography in 19 men (mean age 50, range 25–79) and 17 women (mean age 46, range 26–62) with severe α2-antitrypsin deficiency. The results were compared with those of healthy individuals of corresponding age and gender.<br/><br>
Results:<br/><br>
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There was no significant difference in the abdominal aortic diameter between controls and patients with α1-antitrypsin deficiency when corrected for age, sex and body surface area (men p = 0.20, women p = 0.10). Men with α1-antitrypsin deficiency showed significantly lower stiffness in the abdominal aorta compared to controls (p = 0.025), whereas women did not (p = 0.17).<br/><br>
Conclusions:<br/><br>
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No significant difference in abdominal aortic diameter could be detected in patients with α1-antitrypsin deficiency compared with controls. However, aortic distensibility in men with α1-antitrypsin deficiency is altered. This may reflect early vessel wall abnormality.},
  author       = {Rydén Ahlgren, Åsa and Piitulainen, Eeva and Sonesson, Björn and Länne, T},
  issn         = {1532-2165},
  keyword      = {Ultrasound,Abdominal aortic aneurysms,α1-antitrypsin deficiency,Distensibility},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {252--257},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery},
  title        = {Changes in aortic wall stiffness in men with alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1078-5884(97)80236-5},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {1997},
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