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Morphologic and biomechanical changes of thoracic and abdominal aorta in a rat model of cigarette smoke exposure
(Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2013-08-01) [Artigo]
Background: Smoking is the most relevant environmental factor that affects the development of aortic aneurysm. Smokers have elevated levels of elastase activity in the arterial wall, which leads to weakening of the aorta. ...