Login:
 
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.

Paid-up subscribersThis article can be accessed only if you are a paid-up subscriber to The Practitioner.

To view current online and print subscription rates, and to contact the subscription department, click Subscribe today .

To buy this article (£25+tax) copy the article citation above and click Buy article