Epidemiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

@article{Pleumeekers1994EpidemiologyOA,
  title={Epidemiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={H J Pleumeekers and Arno Wilhelmus Hoes and E van der Does and Hero van Urk and Diederik E. Grobbee},
  journal={European journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          119-28
        }
}
Aneurysms of the abdominal aorta (AAA) are a common cause of death. Ruptured AAA accounts for 1.3% of the deaths in men over 65 years of age. 1 In principle, most of these deaths are preventable because an asymptomatic AAA can be treated surgically. In 1952, Dubost 2 was the first to replace an abdominal aortic aneurysm with a graft. Since then the prognosis of the aneurysm of the abdominal aorta has changed dramatically. Nowadays the elective perioperative mortality is less than 5% 3 and a… CONTINUE READING

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