Experimental Models of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Janice C Tsui*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2010
First Page: 221
Last Page: 230
Publisher Id: TOCMJ-4-221
Article History:Received Date: 6/9/2010
Revision Received Date: 27/9/2010
Acceptance Date: 4/10/2010
Electronic publication date: 26/11/2010
Collection year: 2010
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
Despite being a leading cause of death in the West, the pathophysiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is still incompletely understood. Pharmacotherapy to reduce the growth of small AAAs is limited and techniques for repairing aneurysms continue to evolve. Experimental models play a key role in AAA research, as they allow a detailed evaluation of the pathogenesis of disease progression. This review focuses on in vivo experimental models, which have improved our understanding of the potential mechanisms of AAA development and contributed to the advancement of new treatments.