What are the guidelines for screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Bottom line:  USPSTF recommends a one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm by ultrasonography for men aged 65-75 years who have ever smoked

Summary: Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Recommendation Statement. Ann Internal Med. 2005; 142(3): 198-202.

USPSTF makes no recommendation for or against screening in men aged 65-75 years who have never smoked and recommends against routine screening in women.  For details about evidence behind recommendations, see article above.  For review of recommendations from various professional and government organizations, see DynaMed summary for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Prevention & Screening section.


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