Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on NICE Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Guidance

Dr Rob Hicks


October 01, 2020

NHS screening for AAA is routinely offered to men aged 65 and over, who are at greatest risk of having an abdominal aortic aneurysm, defined as when the abdominal aorta reaches a diameter at least 1.5 times the normal size, or greater than 3 cm in total.

Screening for AAA is not routinely offered to men under 65, to women, or to people who’ve already been treated for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, as the risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm is much less in these groups.

NICE highlights that practitioners should inform all men aged 66 or over, who’ve not been screened before, about the screening programme, and advise these men that they can refer themselves to the programme.


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