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Aortic Aneurysm

Apr 15, 2015 Issue
Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with ultrasonography in men ages 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked.


Apr 15, 2015 Issue
Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm [Putting Prevention into Practice]

C.S. is an older patient who presents to your office for an annual well visit. C.S. was advised by a relative, who is a physician, to be screened for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).


Apr 15, 2015 Issue
Pitfalls of Direct-to-Consumer Vascular Screening Tests [Editorials]

As concerned primary care physicians, we should take a more active role in educating the public and our patients about the risks of nonindicated screening tests before those purchases are made. Harms of downstream testing or treatment for a positive test result are real and significant.


Apr 15, 2015 Issue
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm [Article]

The risk of death from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is up to 90%. Learn which patients should be screened, which aneurysms may be monitored, and which require surgery.


Apr 1, 2006 Issue
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm [Article]

Most abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are asymptomatic, not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during radiologic testing for other reasons. Tobacco use, hypertension, a family history of AAA, and male sex are clinical risk factors for the development of an aneurysm. Ult...


Jun 1, 2005 Issue
Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurism [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: M.G., a 70-year-old black man, requests refills for his medicines. His medications include lisinopril, atorvastatin, glipizide, and daily aspirin. He smoked heavily when he was younger but quit about 15 years ago. He also asks that you order “whatever tests should be done at my age.”


Jun 1, 2005 Issue
Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.


Apr 15, 2002 Issue
Imaging of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms [Article]

Given the high rate of morbidity and mortality associated with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), accurate diagnosis and preoperative evaluation are essential for improved patient outcomes. Ultrasonography is the standard method of screening and monitoring AAAs that have not ruptured. In the past, a...



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