Champing at the bit for AAA screening now the hard yards have been done

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Champing at the bit for AAA screening now the hard yards have been done

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Greg Jones
University of Otago vascular research leader Greg Jones favours national screening for AAA, particularly for Māori, and says the condition in women has been underestimated

Reporting by Virginia McMillan and Martin Johnston

It’s not just about operating before aneurysms rupture, it is often improved cardiovascular risk management among the most at risk Wellsford GP T
References

1. Nair N, Kvizhinadze G, Jones G, et al. Health gains, costs and cost-effectiveness of a population-based screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysms. BJS 2019;106:1043–1054.

2. Jones G, Sandiford P, Hill GB, et al. Correcting for body surface area identifies the true prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in screened women. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2019;57(2):221-228.