Abdominal aortic aneurysms are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Wide controversy exists as to whether the detection of such conditions should be followed by immediate surgical management or, instead, a more conservative approach ("watchful waiting") should be adopted. Statin therapy has been demonstrated not only to prevent expansion, but also to reduce aneurysmal size. These potential advantages require further investigation and guidelines concerning the routine use of statins as additional therapeutic tools for the management of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Keywords: Statins, vascular disease prevention, abdominal aortic aneurysms
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