Cost of routine screening for carotid and lower extremity occlusive disease in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms.

@article{Axelrod2002CostOR,
  title={Cost of routine screening for carotid and lower extremity occlusive disease in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={David A Axelrod and Aparna Diwan and James C. Stanley and Lloyd A Jacobs and Peter K. Henke and Lazar John Greenfield and Thomas W. Wakefield and Gilbert R. Upchurch},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={754-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The burden of clinically relevant noncoronary atherosclerotic occlusive disease in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) is poorly defined. Furthermore, the cost-effectiveness of routine versus selective preoperative noninvasive examination of the carotid and lower extremity arterial beds has not been established in patients who undergo… CONTINUE READING