What are risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Other risk factors for AAA include the following:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Previous aneurysm repair or peripheral aneurysm (popliteal or femoral)
  • Hypertension (1-15% of cases)

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