Causes of Aneurysm




Barry Katzen, Founder and Chief Medical Executive at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, says it is unknown what really causes an aneurysm. “We know there are several factors that are precursors or that increase your risk of having an aneurysm. Perhaps the most important one is family risks,” he points out.

He highlights it tends to be more common in men and this genetic linkage is pretty strong. They are trying to discover the gene that is linked to aneurysm at the Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute.

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