Defining Autoimmune Mechanisms in the Pathogenesis of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Age: Between 50 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria
Healthy without AAA, peripheral artery disease, or coronary artery disease
Diagnosed with AAA
Have rheumatoid arthritis
Undergoing open AAA repair without neoplasm or recent acute infection
Exclusion Criteria
Inflammatory or mycotic AAA
Current malignancy
Active infections
Angina
Diabetes mellitus
Systemic autoimmune or inflammatory condtions
Conjestive heart failure
Organ transplant recipients or taking immunosuppressive medications
History of Heaptitis B, C or HIV infection
Any surgery within the past 3 months

Recruitment Status

Closed

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