Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on NICE Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Guidance

Dr Rob Hicks


October 01, 2020

NICE advises thinking about the possibility of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in people with cardiovascular collapse, or loss of consciousness, or new abdominal and/or back pain. NICE emphasises to be aware that ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is more likely in the presence of any of these risk factors – age over 60, an existing diagnosis of AAA, smoker or ex-smoker, history of hypertension.

NICE also points out that although the prevalence of an AAA is approximately six times lower in women, abdominal aortic aneurysms are more likely to rupture in women than in men.


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