Positive predictive value of clinical suspicion for abdominal aortic aneurysm

@article{Kahn1990PositivePV,
  title={Positive predictive value of clinical suspicion for abdominal aortic aneurysm},
  author={Dr. Charles E. Kahn and Francisco A. Quiroz},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={11},
  pages={756-758}
}
To measure the positive predictive value (PPV) of clinical suspicion of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), as confirmed by ultrasonography, we reviewed the records of 343 patients at a university medical center referred to ultrasonography for newly suspected AAA. Positive predictive value was 11.1% for large aneurysms of at least 5.0 cm and 18.7% for… CONTINUE READING