Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Simple Treatment or Prevention


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AAA STOP Research Team

Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are common among older individuals. Currently, there are several surgical treatment options available for AAA, but there is no proven non-surgical treatment. Research has shown that physical inactivity may be linked to the development of AAAs. The purpose of this study is to gather information on AAA risk factors and to evaluate the effectiveness of an exercise program at preventing the growth of small AAAs in older individuals.

In order to aid the flow of our study, we would appreciate patient referrals to our study. Paticipation will not only help the patient, but you as well. By recruiting more patients, we will be one step closer to a non-surgical way to help patients with this serious disease. The patient will continue coming in for their regular check ups with you.

There are two opportunities for your patients to participate in this study. The first part of the study will assess lifetime physical activity and health history. The second part of the study focuses on exercise therapy. If your patient is eligible, they will be randomized to either the exercise group or the control group.

We are actively recruiting from the following medical centers:

Referrals from outside of these medical centers are welcomed as well. Please call Julie White at Stanford University at (650) 498-6039.


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