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Question 3#

With regard to the pathogenesis of aortic aneurysm, which one of the following is the most important factor?

A) Smoking
B) Hypertension
C) Cystic medial necrosis
D) Type 2 diabetes mellitus
E) Presence of FBN 1 gene

Correct Answer is B


The most common cause of aneurysm formation is atherosclerosis, primarily related to hypertension. Marfan syndrome is a significant risk factor for aneurysm formation and dissection, and therefore the threshold for treating these aneurysms is lower than in the non-Marfan population.