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Abdominal aortic aneurysm

From SNPedia


The incidence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) varies among ethnic groups. Wikipedia Risk factors include genetic susceptibility, atherosclerosis, male sex, smoking, and hypertension.

If detected before rupture, a dangerously large abdominal aortic aneurysm can usually be surgically repaired. Wikipedia

Although of small effect each, SNPs reported to affect risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm and to be reasonably robust statistically include [PMID 24834361OA-icon.png],[PMID 26460285]:


SNPs that have been reported but that may not be as reproducible include:


Some SNPs that were formerly thought to affect risk of AAA appear to have no effect.