Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Ticking Time Bomb

JAAPA. 2016 Mar;29(3):32-6. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000480855.07045.50.

Abstract

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a clinical challenge in risk assessment, recognition, treatment, and prevention. This article explores the pathogenesis, presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of AAA.

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Angiography
  • Aorta / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / diagnosis
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / epidemiology
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / prevention & control
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / therapy*
  • Atherosclerosis / epidemiology
  • Atherosclerosis / therapy
  • Coronary Artery Disease / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Hyperlipidemias / epidemiology
  • Hyperlipidemias / therapy
  • Hypertension / drug therapy
  • Hypertension / epidemiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mass Screening
  • Risk Factors
  • Risk Reduction Behavior
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures*
  • Watchful Waiting*