When should patients be admitted for inpatient treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Patients should be admitted when they are unstable or symptomatic, when they have significant comorbid conditions, or when the diagnosis is uncertain. Elderly patients or those with preexisting conditions (eg, emphysema, hypertension, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, or renal insufficiency) may require stabilization before elective surgery.


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