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A population based screening of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)

Bengtsson, Henrik; Bergqvist, David; Ekberg, Olle LU and Janzon, Lars LU (1991) In European Journal of Vascular Surgery 5(1). p.53-57
Abstract
The prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in a defined population of elderly men and its correlation to some risk factors were studied in the population cohort "men born in 1914 from Malmo". A total of 499 were invited to attend and 375 (75%) did so. The aorta could be visualised with ultrasound in 364 patients, 39 (10.7%) of whom had aneurysmal changes. The presence of an AAA was related to the findings at a general health examination undertaken 5 years previously. Tobacco and alcohol consumption, impaired lung function and a history of angina pectoris were related to the presence of an AAA. No relationship was found between an AAA and hypertension, hyperlipidaemia or hyperglycaemia. A decreased tissue elasticity as a common... (More)
The prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in a defined population of elderly men and its correlation to some risk factors were studied in the population cohort "men born in 1914 from Malmo". A total of 499 were invited to attend and 375 (75%) did so. The aorta could be visualised with ultrasound in 364 patients, 39 (10.7%) of whom had aneurysmal changes. The presence of an AAA was related to the findings at a general health examination undertaken 5 years previously. Tobacco and alcohol consumption, impaired lung function and a history of angina pectoris were related to the presence of an AAA. No relationship was found between an AAA and hypertension, hyperlipidaemia or hyperglycaemia. A decreased tissue elasticity as a common denominator for the lung function impairment and development of AAA is discussed. (Less)
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Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Screening
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European Journal of Vascular Surgery
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10.1016/S0950-821X(05)80927-2
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  abstract     = {The prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in a defined population of elderly men and its correlation to some risk factors were studied in the population cohort "men born in 1914 from Malmo". A total of 499 were invited to attend and 375 (75%) did so. The aorta could be visualised with ultrasound in 364 patients, 39 (10.7%) of whom had aneurysmal changes. The presence of an AAA was related to the findings at a general health examination undertaken 5 years previously. Tobacco and alcohol consumption, impaired lung function and a history of angina pectoris were related to the presence of an AAA. No relationship was found between an AAA and hypertension, hyperlipidaemia or hyperglycaemia. A decreased tissue elasticity as a common denominator for the lung function impairment and development of AAA is discussed.},
  author       = {Bengtsson, Henrik and Bergqvist, David and Ekberg, Olle and Janzon, Lars},
  issn         = {0950-821X},
  keyword      = {Abdominal aortic aneurysm,Screening},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {53--57},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {European Journal of Vascular Surgery},
  title        = {A population based screening of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0950-821X(05)80927-2},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {1991},
}