Funding for this research was provided by:
British Heart Foundation (CS/14/2/30841)
National Institute for Health Research (IS_BRU_0211_20033)
Received: 3 October 2017
Accepted: 20 February 2018
First Online: 2 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Patients and controls were recruited from two sources: The UK aneurysm growth study (UKAGS) and the local AAA research programme based at the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. Ethical approval by an NHS Research Ethics Committee was obtained for both studies. Consent was obtained for each individual sample used in this research.
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