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Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2013 Aug;46(2):171-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2013.04.014. Epub 2013 May 16.

Should the frequency of surveillance for small abdominal aortic aneurysms be reduced?

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Vascular Surgery Research Group, Imperial College at Charing Cross, St Dunstan's Road, London W6 8RP, UK. j.powell@imperial.ac.uk

Abstract

Different national screening programmes use a variety of surveillance intervals for patients identified with small abdominal aortic aneurysm. An individual patient meta-analysis of >15000 persons with small aneurysm has provided a strong scientific basis for safe surveillance frequency. In many screening programmes the number of surveillance visits for men could be reduced by up to half. The higher rate of aneurysm rupture in women leads to different recommendation for women.

KEYWORDS:

Abdominal aortic aneurysm; Screening; Surveillance

PMID:
23683395
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejvs.2013.04.014
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