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A Journal on Angiology

Official Journal of the International Union of Angiology, the International Union of Phlebology and the Central European Vascular Forum
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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0392-9590

Online ISSN 1827-1839


International Angiology 2013 February;32(1):37-41


Abdominal aortic aneurysm and new WHO criteria for screening

Bergqvist D., Björck M., Wanhainen A.

Department of Surgical Sciences, Section of Vascular Surgery, Uppsala University, Sweden

Does screening of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) fulfil the recently revised the World Health Organization WHO criteria for screening? Contemporary data from the literature are used to analyze whether the ten recent WHO criteria can be used to motivate AAA screening. Although the prevalence of AAA seems to decrease, at least screening of 65-year old males saves lives and is cost-effective. Ultrasonographic screening for AAA in risk populations fulfils the new WHO criteria for screening.

language: English


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