Safety of Men With Small and Medium Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Under Surveillance in the NAAASP.

Clare Oliver-Williams, Michael Sweeting, Jo Jacomelli, Lisa Summers, Anne Stevenson, Tim Lees & Jonothan J Earnshaw
Abstract Background Population screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has commenced in several countries, and has been shown to reduce AAA-related mortality by up to 50%. Most men who screen positive have an AAA below 5.5cm in diameter, the referral threshold for treatment, and are entered into an ultrasound surveillance programme. This study aimed to determine the risk of ruptured AAA (rAAA) in men under surveillance. Methods Men in the NHS AAA Screening Programme who...
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