Screen at-risk for aortic aneurysm

The key risk factors were male gender, a history of smoking and/or coronary heart disease, and family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, said James Cook University’s Professor Jonathan Golledge, director of vascular surgery at Townsville Hospital.

Professor Golledge was commenting on Danish research suggesting that screening for an abdominal aortic aneurysm was more cost-effective than not screening if high-risk individuals were rescreened once after five years.

According to the study, an additional 452 men per 100