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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening

Release Date: June 2014

Recommendation Summary

PopulationRecommendationGrade
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Men Ages 65 to 75 Years who Have Ever Smoked

The USPSTF recommends one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with ultrasonography in men ages 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked. 

B
Men Ages 65 to 75 Years who Have Never Smoked

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians selectively offer screening for AAA in men ages 65 to 75 years who have never smoked rather than routinely screening all men in this group.

C
Women Ages 65 to 75 Years who Have Ever Smoked

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for AAA in women ages 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked.

I
Women Who Have Never Smoked

The USPSTF recommends against routine screening for AAA in women who have never smoked.

D

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: June 2014

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. March 2017.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening?ds=1&s=aortic aneurysm

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