Selective screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms with physical examination and ultrasound.

@article{Lederle1988SelectiveSF,
  title={Selective screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms with physical examination and ultrasound.},
  author={Frank A. Lederle and James M. Walker and Donovan B Reinke},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={148 8},
  pages={1753-6}
}
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an important cause of preventable death in older persons. Persistently high rupture mortality rates indicate that these deaths can be prevented only by early detection and treatment of AAA. In an effort to develop an effective and efficient program of AAA detection, we selectively screened a high-risk population. Men aged 60 to 75 years with hypertension and/or coronary artery disease were randomly selected from a general medicine clinic and screened with… CONTINUE READING