Medicines used to treat high blood pressure, such as Reference beta-blockers, may be used to slow the growth rate of an aortic aneurysm.
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|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference February 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery