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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Mayo Surgeon Explains Who Needs Screening, Treatment

Bulges in body’s major blood vessel can cause potentially lethal ruptures, blood clots An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a potentially life-threatening condition: If the body’s major blood vessel ruptures, it can prove deadly. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently updated its recommendations on screening. Mayo Clinic vascular surgeon Peter [...]

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Mayo expert reacts to new guidelines on abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released recommendations Tuesday on which symptom-free patients should be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysms, potentially deadly ruptures of the body's major blood vessel. The panel recommended one-time screening with an ultrasound for men 65 to 75 who smoke, and also for those who have [...]

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