Abdominal aortic aneurysm--to screen or not to screen
2008 (English)In: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, ISSN 1078-5884, E-ISSN 1532-2165, Vol. 35, no 1, 13-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
With the ten WHO criteria for a screening program to be started, screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm is analyzed. Most of the criteria are fulfilled concerning the 65-year old male population, whereas concerning females we need more knowledge. Still the aneurysmal diameter is the most important factor to select patients for treatment meaning that many aneurysms are treated where rupture should never have occurred. Research projects giving more information on pathophysiological processes behind expansion and rupture should have priority.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 35, no 1, 13-18 p.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Screening, WHO-criteria
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-12569DOI: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2007.06.012ISI: 000252560600005PubMedID: 17905605OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-12569DiVA: diva2:40338