Letters Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Screening reduces all cause mortality in men

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39381.375972.BE (Published 01 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:899
  1. Hisato Takagi, consultant cardiovascular surgeon,
  2. Norikazu Kawai, registrar,
  3. Takuya Umemoto, consultant cardiovascular surgeon
  1. Shizuoka Medical Centre, Shizuoka 411-8611, Japan
  1. kfgth973{at}ybb.ne.jp

    Greenhalgh and Powell1 cite a recent Cochrane review, which reported that screening asymptomatic people for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) significantly reduced not all cause but AAA related mortality in men aged 65-79. The review, however, excluded some …

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