The National Health Service Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme in England

The National Health Service Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme in England Leitthema 1,  2 Gefässchirurgie 2014 · 19:528–533 J.J.E   arnshaw DOI 10.1007/s00772-014-1331-0 NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (NAAASP), Published online: 24. September 2014 Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, - © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham The National Health Service  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm  Screening Programme in England Implementation  and  optimisation Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a (MASS), a large randomised trial of pop- 2. The natural history should be under- degenerative condition of the abdominal ulation ultrasound screening for AAA, the stood. The degenerative processes aorta that causes it to stretch and weak- evidence from which underpins aneurysm causing aneurysmal dilation are now en. It is one of the most common causes screening programmes in Western coun- well understood [1]. AAA is most of death in elderly men (2%); women are tries [4]. MASS recruited nearly 70,000 common in men over the age of 65 seldom affected [1]. AAAs are general- people; there were similar but smaller tri- (the mean age at rupture is 75 years), ly asymptomatic. The main complication als in Australia and Denmark [5, 6]. The particularly those with a family histo- of AAA is rupture, which carries an over- final MASS trial report described results ry or who have been smokers. Gefässchirurgie Springer Journals

The National Health Service Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme in England

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