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Screening for aneurysm of the abdominal aorta: prevalence in patients with stroke or TIA.

Authors
  • van Lindert, N H A
  • Bienfait, H P
  • Gratama, J W C
  • Vriesema, H
  • Ten Hove, W
  • Vermeulen, E G J
  • van Leeuwen, R B
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of neurology
Publication Date
May 01, 2009
Volume
16
Issue
5
Pages
602–607
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-1331.2009.02550.x
PMID: 19236464
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The prevalence of AAA in men over 59 years of age presenting with a stroke or TIA is nearly twofold increased (11.1%) compared with all patients. Therefore, screening for AAA in this subgroup of patients seems beneficial. However, further studies are needed to confirm this finding and to explore the clinical benefit and cost effectiveness.

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