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Aortic Aneurysm (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Shabir Bhimji, MD

Coauthor: Bryan Hoynak, MD

Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

Previous contributing editors: Alan D Forker, MD, Program Director of Cardiovascular Fellowship, Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Anthony Anker, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA. REFERENCES:

American Heart Association

"Aortic Aneurysm Fact Sheet." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 3 Jan. 2011.

Pearce, William H., et al. "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm." Medscape. 24 Sept. 2012.

Tseng, Elaine, et al. "Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm." Medscape. 3 Oct. 2012.


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