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Disease Information : AAA : Risk Factors

AAA : Risk Factors

Risk Factors for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

• Age over 60 years
• Family history of AAA
• Tobacco use
• History of heart disease or peripheral arterial disease
• High blood pressure (hypertension)

The risk of AAA increases with age. AAAs are between five to ten times more common in men than in women. Tobacco users are eight times more likely to be affected than non-users.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm section was last modified: December 01, 2009 - 01:40 pm

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