Abdominal aortic aneurysms.

  title={Abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={Jes Sanddal Lindholt},
  journal={Danish medical bulletin},
  volume={57 12},
Although the number of elective operations for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is increasing, the sex- and age-standardised mortality rate of AAAs continues to rise, especially among men aged 65 years or more. The lethality of ruptured AAA continues to be 80-95%, compared with 5-7% by elective surgery of symptomfree AAA. In order to fulfil all WHO, European, and Danish criteria for screening, a randomised hospitalbased screening trial of 12,639 65-73 year old men in Viborg County (Denmark) was… CONTINUE READING
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