Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening program in Poland

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening program in Poland Background.  Screening  for  abdominal  aor- ta  was  measured  at  its  widest  point.  The  cut- smoked  or  had  smoked  and  3%  were  aware  tic  aneurysms  (AAA)  is  currently  recommend- off  value  for  determining  an  aortic  aneu- of  the  presence  of  AAAs  in  family  members.  ed  by  several  vascular  societies.  In  countries  rysm  was  set  at  a  diameter  of  ≥30m   m.   All  There  were  three  risk  factors  significantly  as- where  it  has  been  introduced  the  prevalence  ultrasonography  measurements  were  per- sociated  with  the  presence  of  AAAs:  age  of  AAAs  differed  greatly  and  was  mainly  relat- formed  by  physicians  in  outpatient  depart- (p<0.05),  smoking  (72.3%  vs  53.9%,  p=0.004)  ed  to  cigarette  smoking.  The  screening  pro- ments  throughout  the  Kuyavian-Pomerani- and  family  history  of  AAAs  (9.6%  vs  2.7%,  gram  also  had  an  enormous  impact  on  the  an  Province.  Additionally,  each  subject  had  p=0.017). decrease  of  AAA  ruptures  and  reduced  mor- to  fill  out  a  questionnaire  with  demographic  Conclusion.  The  prevalence  of  AAAs  among  tality  rate.  These  facts  have  led  to  the  intro- data,  smoking  habits,  existing  comorbidities  men  in  Poland  is  higher  than  in  other  Europe- duction  of  the  first  screening  program  for  and  familial  occurrence  of  AAAs.  The  study  an  http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Gefässchirurgie Springer Journals

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening program in Poland

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by ©The Author(s) (2014) This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Vascular Surgery
ISSN
0948-7034
eISSN
1434-3932
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00772-014-1348-4
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