New Study Suggests that Aortic Aneurysm Screening Should be Extended to Older Age Groups

The 12-year study analyzed data on 92,728 people, and found that most ruptured aortic aneurysms now occur in those age 75 and older.

One reason why aortic aneurysms are so lethal is that there are frequently no symptoms. This means that doctors must rely on risk factors to identify people who are most susceptible and should be screened. Men are almost nine times as likely as women to develop an aortic aneurysm, and people with high blood pressure […]

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