In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the risk factors, diagnosis, surgery and repair of aortic aneurysms. Topics discussed in this compilation are the genetic risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA); assessment of aortic aneurysm rupture risk and surgical repair; morphometric model of abdominal aortic aneurysm and the significance of the structural changes in the aortic wall for rupture risk assessment; the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms; endovascular aneurysm repair in challenging anatomy; abdominal aortic aneurysm screening; aortic hemodynamics and their role in aneurysm location; decision-support system for diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm after endovascular repair; and the clinical, hemodynamical and mechanical aspects of aortic aneurysms and endovascular repair.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Genetic Risk Factors for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) (pp.
Authors / Editors: (Helena Kuivaniemi, Evan J. Ryer, H. Richard Yoon, James R. Elmore, Sigfried and Janet Weis Center for Research (HK), and Department of Endovascular and Vascular Surgery (EJR, HRY, JRE), Geisinger Clinic, Danville, PA, USA)
Chapter 2 - Assessment of Aortic Aneurysm Rupture Risk and Surgical Repair
Authors / Editors: (Clement Kleinstreuer, Emily Childress, Mark Farber, Joint UNC-NCSU Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NCSU, Raleigh, NC, USA, and others)
Chapter 3 - Pathogenesis of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (pp; 57-80)
Authors / Editors: (K.M. Mata, C. Tefé-Silva, C.R. Fernandes, E.M. Floriano, P.S. Prudente, S.G. Ramos, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)
Chapter 4 - Morphometric Model of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and the Significance
of the Structural Changes in the Aortic Wall for Rupture Risk Assessment (pp.
Authors / Editors: (Milica Labudovic Borovic, Saša Borovic, Ðorde Radak, Jelena Marinkovic-Eric, Vera Maravic-Stojkovic, Dragana Vucevic, Zorica Stojšic, ivana Milicevic, Miodrag Colic, Institute of Histology and Embryology «Aleksandar Ð. Kostic», Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)
Chapter 5 - Endovascular Aneurysm Repair in Challenging Anatomy (pp. 119-138)
Authors / Editors: (Pieter P.H.L. Broos, Rutger A. Stokmans, Bianca L.W. Bendermacher, Philippe W.M. Cuypers, Marc R.H.M. van Sambeek, Joep A.W. Teijink, Department of Vascular Surgery, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and others)
Chapter 6 - Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (pp. 139-154)
Authors / Editors: (Kevin C. Chun, Jacqulyne H. Sylvia, Kai Y. Teng, Kiana M. Samadzadeh, Eugene S. Lee, Department of Surgery, Sacramento VA Medical Center, Mather, CA, USA, and others)
Chapter 7 - Aortic Hemodynamics and their Role in Aneurysm Location: Can Mice
Provide More Insight? (pp. 155-168)
Authors / Editors: (Bram Trachet, Stefaan Vandenberghe, Bart Loeys, Patrick Segers, IBiTech - bioMMeda, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, and others)
Chapter 8 - Decision-Support System for Diagnosis of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
after Endovascular Repair (pp. 169-180)
Authors / Editors: (G. García, A. Tapia, M. De Blas, Systems Engineering and Automatic Control Department, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain, and others)
Chapter 9 - Clinical, Hemodynamical and Mechanical Aspects of Aortic Aneurisms
and Endovascular Repair (pp. 181-192)
Authors / Editors: (Moshe Brand, Idit Avrahami, Asaph Nardi, Daniel Silverberg, Moshe Halak, Ariel Biomechanics Center, Ariel University, Israel, and others)