Echografische screening van de aorta abdominalis bij oudere mannen is zinvol
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Pro-contra
31-03-2008
A.P.M. Boll

Echographic screening of the abdominal aorta in older men is useful.

- Ultrasound detection of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in men aged 65 years or older meets the WHO criteria for screening. Evidence shows a 50 reduction of AAA-related mortality and the costs per life-year gained are acceptable. AAA-screening is not only recommended in the USA and UK but in the Netherlands as well.

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2008;152:750