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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Role of RhoA in small AAA growth
Principal Investigator:

Eugene Lee

Location: Martinez, CA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $175,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary/Abstract An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a vascular condition where a major blood vessel in the body can degenerate, balloon in size leading to ultimate rupture and sudden death. Currently, an AAA is identified through imaging studies performed as part of a screening study or incidentally when evaluating for other abdominal pathology. Given that the most important clinical parameter in predicting rupture is the maximal aortic diameter, a normal aorta of 2.0 cm or less requi...

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