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US screening programme shows high prevalence of aortic aneurysm

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7444.852-b (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:852
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Around 25% of participants in a US national screening programme for vascular disease are at risk of having a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, indicates a four year analysis.

    The screening programme, known as “Legs for Life,” was set up in 1997 for adults at risk of peripheral vascular disease. It was developed by the US Society …

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