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Long Telomeres in Blood Leukocytes Are Associated with a High Risk of Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

  • Tuija J. Huusko mail,

    tuija.huusko@oulu.fi

    Affiliations: Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Research Center, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Merja Santaniemi,

    Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Research Center, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Sakari Kakko,

    Affiliations: Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Research Center, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Panu Taskinen,

    Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Olavi Ukkola,

    Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Research Center, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Y. Antero Kesäniemi,

    Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Research Center, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Markku J. Savolainen,

    Affiliations: Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Research Center, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Tuire Salonurmi

    Affiliations: Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Research Center, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Published: November 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050828

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