Correlation of intracranial and aortic aneurysms: current trends and evidence

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2020 Jun;28(5):250-257. doi: 10.1177/0218492320930848. Epub 2020 Jun 2.


The correlation between intracranial and aortic aneurysms remains elusive. Data in the literature are scattered, and outcome reporting is swamped with heterogeneity and single-center bias. This calamity is adding to confusion on decision-making and delays the instigation of appropriate clinical applications. This literature review delves into the abyss of the lack of clinically driven scientific input, and highlights the trends explored thus far.

Keywords: Aortic aneurysm; abdominal; aortic aneurysm; genetic predisposition to disease; intracranial aneurysm; prevalence; thoracic.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / epidemiology*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / genetics
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / epidemiology*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / genetics
  • Comorbidity
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / trends*
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / epidemiology*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / genetics
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors