ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM
▶ USPSTF 2014, ACC/AHA 2006, Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery 2006
▶ Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery, 2008
–Moll FL, Powell JT, Fraedrich G, et al. Management of abdominal aortic aneurysms clinical practice guidelines of the European Society for Vascular Surgery. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2011;(41):S1-S58
Cochrane review (2007): Significant decrease in AAA-specific mortality in men (OR, 0.60, 95% CI 0.47–0.99) but not for women. (Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007;2:CD002945; http://www.thecochranelibrary.com)
Early mortality benefit of screening (men age 65–74 y) maintained at 7-y follow-up. Cost-effectiveness of screening improves over time. (Ann Intern Med. 2007;146:699)
Surgical repair of AAA should be considered if diameter ≥5.5 cm or if AAA expands ≥0.5 cm over 6 mo to reduce higher risk of ...