Presented by Alain M. Azencott, MD Centre de Chirurgie Vasculaire (Cannes). Practice Group Logo here. THE SITUATION. Over 15,000 people in the U.S. died last year from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAAs are the tenth leading cause of death in men over 50.
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Presented by Alain M. Azencott, MD Centre de Chirurgie Vasculaire (Cannes)
Practice Group Logo here
Could your patient have an undiagnosed AAA?
Scope of the Challenge
Primary Risk Factors
Secondary risk factors:
Although there are frequently no symptoms, AAA symptoms may include:
No proven lifestyle changes can decrease the size of AAAs.
Average hospital stay: 2-3 days
Average recovery time: 1-2 weeks
Average hospital stay: 1 week
Average recovery time: 1-3 months
Be aware AAAs are most often silent killers and are increasing in number.