OBJECTIVE: An aortic aneurysm is a general term for an enlargement (dilation) of the aorta to greater than 1.5 times normal size. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) primarily affects the population older than 50 years, with a prevalence of approximately 5%. There are a few theories about AAA etiology.
Interest in the relationship between blood type and vascular disease has been established. The aim of our study is to evaluate distribution of blood-groups among the patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) as well as to identify any kind of relationship between blood type and AAA.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The design of our research is combination of retrospective and prospective case-control study in a sample of population of Montenegro. Statistical analysis was performed in SPPS v 20.0, using the chi-square test for independent samples, with the probability level at p < 0.05 as significant, and p < 0.01 as highly significant.
RESULTS: O blood group was the most frequent among the examination group (53.11%), and A blood group was the most frequent among group without AAA (43.22%). Presence of AAA in individuals with O blood type was 1.46 higher than for the other blood types.
CONCLUSIONS: This finding leads us to suspect that O blood type can be indicator for AAA.Free PDF Download
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N. Fatic, H. Lukac, N. Radojevic, I. Simanic, I. Banzic, B. Pajovic
O blood group as an indicator for abdominal aortic aneurysm
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 19 - N. 16