Category: AAA

Large study shows continued and quickening decline in AAA mortality

According to a new, population-based analysis, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) mortality has continued to decline and “at a faster rate than ever” in the second decade of the 21st century. Authors C Y Maximilian Png (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA), Edward Choke (Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore), and colleagues attribute this continued and accelerating decline to […]

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Study shows that dual screening for lung cancer and AAA could save lives

A single-centre, retrospective study reveals that approximately 11% of patients diagnosed with lung cancer concurrently have an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Researchers theorise dual screening could save lives. There is significant overlap in the populations screened for lung cancer and AAA. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual screening for lung cancer in […]

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