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Incidental Abdominal Aneurysms: A Retrospective Study of 13 115 Patients Who Underwent a Computed Tomography Scan.
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PMID:  23508616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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We evaluated the frequency and outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in Qatar. Data were collected retrospectively between 2004 and 2008 for all adult patients who underwent abdominal computed tomographic scanning for any reason. Patients with AAA were followed up for 3 years for aneurysmal rupture and mortality. Of the 13 115 patients screened, 61 (0.5%) patients had abdominal aneurysms. Most (82%) patients with AAA were male with mean age of 67 ± 12 years. The incidence of AAA substantially increased with age. Cardiovascular risk factors were prevalent among patients with AAA. The main location of AAA was infrarenal (67%), followed by thoracoabdominal (23%). The mean AAA diameter was 5.3 ± 2.5 cm. The rate of AAA rupture was 8% with a mortality rate of 60%; 80% of these were infrarenal, and 80% of them had a diameter of ≥5.5 cm. Overall mortality was 33%. This large study addressed the impact of screening for AAA in a population with high cardiovascular burden.
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Hassan Al-Thani; Ayman El-Menyar; Adel Shabana; Abdelhakem Tabeb; Maryam Al-Sulaiti; Ahmed Almalki
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-18
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Title:  Angiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
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Created Date:  2013-3-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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