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October 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:150–1 doi:10.5837/bjc.2018.027 Online First

Utility of MPS in AAA repair and prognostication of cardiovascular events and mortality

Mark G MacGregor, Neil Donald, Ayesha Rahim, Zara Kwan, Simon Wong, Hannah Sharp, Hannah Burkey, Mark Fellows, David Fluck, Pankaj Sharma, Vineet Prakash, Thang S Han

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Introduction Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a progressive and potentially life-threatening condition, with a rupture risk of the order of 25% per annum for aneurysms exceeding 6 cm.1 Prophylactic AAA repair is, therefore, often necessary. Open repair has been the traditional method for many decades. However, since its inception in the early 1990s, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has increasingly been the procedure of choice,2 and has now overtaken open repair by a factor of between two and three to one.3,4 Prior to major vascular surgery, pre-operative assessment is routinely carried out to establish the patient’s risk profile to e

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September 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16: 231-235

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in patients with established ischaemic heart disease

Rachel Abela, Ioannis Prionidis, Timothy Beresford, Gerald Clesham, Delphine Turner, Reto Gamma, Tom Browne

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Introduction The UK government’s recent commitment to aneurysm screening and the potential for funding this, will undoubtedly lead to increased interest in the organisation of new screening programmes by different trusts. In April 2007, the UK National Screening committee – AAA Screening Working Group published a draft for Standard Operating Procedures For An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme.1 The recommendations for population selection offer a single scan for males in the year they reach 65 years of age and also for males over 65 on request. Females, males under 65, those receiving previous AAA surgery, patients with

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