Uppsala Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

SND-ID: ext0170-1.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Anders Wanhainen - Uppsala University, Department of Surgical Sciences

Research principal

Uppsala University - Department of Surgical Sciences rorId


The primary cause to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is still unknown. The study is a prospective population-based case-control study which aims to find biomarkers for the cause and progression of the disease and consequently find medical alternatives for treatment. The study also aims to investigate how persons with or without an AAA experience their health. Health related quality of life is measured with the questionnaires RAND-36, EQ-5D and a disease specific questionnaire.


Abdominal aortic aneurysm - Ethiological and pathophysiological studies and the effect on quality of life.
Method and outcome

Unit of analysis

Sampling procedure

Time period(s) investigated

2006-01-01 – Ongoing

Data format / data structure

Data collection

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2006–ongoing
  • Source of the data: Biological samples

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2006–ongoing
  • Source of the data: Biological samples
Geographic coverage
Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Surgical Sciences

Topic and keywords

Research area

Medical and health sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Health (CESSDA Topic Classification)


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Svensjö S, Björck M, Gürtelschmid M, Djavani Gidlund K, Hellberg A, Wanhainen A. Low prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm among 65-year-old Swedish men indicates a change in the epidemiology of the disease. Circulation. 2011 Sep 6;124(10):1118-23. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.030379. Epub 2011 Aug 15.
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Svensjö S, Björck M, Wanhainen A. Editor's choice: five-year outcomes in men screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm at 65 years of age: a population-based cohort study. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2014 Jan;47(1):37-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2013.10.007. Epub 2013 Oct 23.
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