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Title: Routine screening for unsuspected aortic aneurysms in patients after myocardial revascularization: a prospective study
Authors: Nevelsteen, AndrĂ© ×
Kim, Y
Meersman, A
Suy, R #
Issue Date: Jan-1991
Series Title: Acta Cardiologica vol:46 issue:2 pages:201-6
Abstract: Ultrasonography of the abdominal aorta was routinely performed in a consecutive series of 100 patients during postoperative reconvalescence after myocardial revascularization. The mean aortic diameter was greater in the male series (n = 80) then in the female population (n = 20) (2.17 +/- 0.85 cm vs 1.6 +/- 0.3 cm). Abnormalities were only seen in male patients over 50 years of age (n = 65). The overall incidence of aneurysm greater than or equal to 4 cm was 6%. The incidence of aortas at least 3 cm was 7/65 (11%). It is suggested that the incidence of unsuspected aortic aneurysm in this subgroup is high enough to justify continued screening programmes by ultrasound.
ISSN: 0001-5385
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Vascular Surgery
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