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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Overview

Screening recommendations for an abdominal aortic aneurysm are different for men and women.

Not all doctors agree on who should be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Talk to your doctor about whether the benefits of screening would outweigh the risks in your case.

For men

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends a screening test for men ages 65 to 80.footnote 1

For women

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care does not recommend screening for women.footnote 1

References

Citations

  1. Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (2017). Recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in primary care. Canadian Medical Association Journal , 189(36): E1137–E1145. DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.170118. Accessed January 3, 2018.

Credits

Current as of: December 19, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Jeffrey J. Gilbertson MD - Vascular Surgery

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