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Circulating biomarkers are not associated with endoleaks after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

08:00 EDT 23rd August 2017 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Circulating biomarkers are not associated with endoleaks after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms."

Endoleak is a common complication of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) but can be detected only through prolonged follow-up with repeated aortic imaging. This study examined the potential for circulating matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9), osteoprotegerin (OPG), D-dimer, homocysteine (HCY), and C-reactive protein (CRP) to act as diagnostic markers for endoleak in AAA patients undergoing elective EVAR.

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Name: Journal of vascular surgery
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