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

Authors
  • Ahlgren, A R1
  • Piitulainen, E
  • Sonesson, B
  • Länne, T
  • 1 Department of Clinical Physiology, University of Lund, Malmö University Hospital, Sweden. , (Sweden)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1997
Volume
14
Issue
4
Pages
252–257
Identifiers
PMID: 9366788
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

No significant difference in abdominal aortic diameter could be detected in patients with alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency compared with controls. However, aortic distensibility in men with alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency is altered. This may reflect early vessel wall abnormality.

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