Practitioner 2009;253:10-11

Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm reduces long term mortality

27 Aug 2009Pais-up subscribers

Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm has been shown to reduce the short-term mortality associated with this condition. A large study has now demonstrated that the benefits are maintained for up to ten years. The Multicentre Aneurysm Screening Study (MASS) randomised 67, 770 men aged 65-74 to either ultrasound screening or no screening. Four centres were involved in the project and screening and surveillance was mostly delivered in a primary care setting.

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