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Lack of major gender-related differences in patients undergoing elective endovascular or surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm


Van Der Loo, B; Naef, F; Spring, S; Rousson, V; Amann-Vesti, B; Koppensteiner, R (2009). Lack of major gender-related differences in patients undergoing elective endovascular or surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. International Angiology, 28(1):50-55.

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AIM: The aim of this single center retrospective study was to determine gender-related differences in patients undergoing repair of aortic aneurysm. METHODS: A total of 296 consecutive patients with an abdominal aneurysm undergoing elective endovascular or surgical repair was included in the study. Among these, 24 (8.1%) were females and 272 (91.9%) were males. Demographic and clinical characteristics as well as laboratory values in terms of any potential gender-specific differences were compared. RESULTS: Females were significantly older at the time of repair than males. No gender-related differences were found analysing major clinical and laboratory parameters. CONCLUSIONS: The clinical and laboratory profile with which males and females present at the time of elective endovascular or surgical repair for aortic aneurysm is very similar. It does not reveal any potential gender-specific risk constellation. It eventually remains unclear why the prevalence of aortic aneurysm is higher in male than in females.

Abstract

AIM: The aim of this single center retrospective study was to determine gender-related differences in patients undergoing repair of aortic aneurysm. METHODS: A total of 296 consecutive patients with an abdominal aneurysm undergoing elective endovascular or surgical repair was included in the study. Among these, 24 (8.1%) were females and 272 (91.9%) were males. Demographic and clinical characteristics as well as laboratory values in terms of any potential gender-specific differences were compared. RESULTS: Females were significantly older at the time of repair than males. No gender-related differences were found analysing major clinical and laboratory parameters. CONCLUSIONS: The clinical and laboratory profile with which males and females present at the time of elective endovascular or surgical repair for aortic aneurysm is very similar. It does not reveal any potential gender-specific risk constellation. It eventually remains unclear why the prevalence of aortic aneurysm is higher in male than in females.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Angiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:2009
Deposited On:15 Mar 2010 10:44
Last Modified:18 Feb 2018 00:31
Publisher:Minerva Medica
ISSN:0392-9590
OA Status:Green
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
PubMed ID:19190556

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