Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Roughly 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) each year; yet most of them have no symptoms. In the United States, a ruptured AAA is the 15th leading cause of death in men and the 10th leading cause of death after the age of 55. AAAs also run in families. A person carries a 12-times greater chance of developing an AAA if a first-degree relative has experienced AAA. Clinicians in community and acute care settings should look for evidence of this health problem routinely when assessing older adult patients. Lowering the mortality from ruptured AAAs requires informed consumers who are involved in their own healthcare, as well as knowledgeable healthcare personnel to assess, teach, and guide this target group.

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Roughly 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) each year; yet most of them have no symptoms. In the United States, a ruptured AAA is the 15th leading cause of death in men and the 10th leading cause of death after the age of 55. AAAs also run in families. A person carries a 12-times greater chance of developing an AAA if a first-degree relative has experienced AAA. Clinicians in community and acute care settings should look for evidence of this health problem routinely when assessing older adult patients. Lowering the mortality from ruptured AAAs requires informed consumers who are involved in their own healthcare, as well as knowledgeable healthcare personnel to assess, teach, and guide this target group.

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