Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Essay

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A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM SCREENING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM TO DERTIMINE WHAT PERCENTAGE OF MEN SCREENED HAVE AN ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM

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Approximately 6000 men die every year from a ruptured aortic aneurysm in England and Wales.(Brownsward and Earnshow 2010). The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening programme was introduced as a systematic national population-based screening programme with the aim of reducing deaths from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm through early detection, appropriate monitoring +treatment (aaa.screening.nhs.uk). All men aged 65 and over are invited to attend for screening.
The aim of this study is to determine the percentage of abdominal aortic aneurysms (now onwards referred to as AAA) detected as a result of the screening programme.
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