Prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms--a screening program in São Paulo, Brazil.

  title={Prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms--a screening program in S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil.},
  author={Pedro Puech-Le{\~a}o and Lazlo Josef Molnar and Ilka Regina de Souza Oliveira and Giovanni Guido Cerri},
  journal={Sao Paulo medical journal = Revista paulista de medicina},
  volume={122 4},
CONTEXT Abdominal aortic aneurysm is an asymptomatic but potentially fatal condition. Elective surgery can prevent death from rupture, and is indicated for aneurysms larger than 45 mm. Because aneurysms tend to grow with time, detection of small ones (> 29 mm) may lead to a closer follow-up of patients at risk. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms in São Paulo, Brazil. DESIGN Prospective, descriptive. SETTING University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS Persons aged… CONTINUE READING