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Scotland will screen for aortic aneurysm from 2011

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a574 (Published 30 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a574
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

    Scotland will screen men older than 65 for abdominal aortic aneurysms.

    The Scottish government is investing £5m (€6m; $10m) over the next three years to establish the programme, which is expected to save about 170 lives a year. It will offer an ultrasound scan to all 65 year old men to determine if they are at risk of a potentially fatal rupture. If an aneurysm is found the patient will be referred for treatment or further surveillance.

    It follows a …

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