The present study indicates that both Factor XII and α1-antitrypsin are found in increased amounts in the serum of patients with expanding AAA. However, combination of either Factor XII or α1-antitrypsin with aneurysm diameter had little effect on prediction of aneurysm progression versus diameter alone.
European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery
Department of Clinical Chemistry, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2011 Nov;42(5):563-70
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