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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Screening, 2019

* Indicates an old grade definition


Recommendations: Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening -- Men aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked
    Grade: B
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends 1-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with ultrasonography in men aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked.

    Frequency of Service:

    One-time screening

    Risk Factor Information:

    Risk factors for AAA include older age, male sex, smoking, and having a first-degree relative with an AAA. The recommendation varies based on a patient’s sex, age, and smoking history. “Ever smoker” is commonly defined as smoking 100 or more cigarettes.

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening --Men aged 65 to 75 years who have never smoked
    Grade: C
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends that clinicians selectively offer screening for AAA with ultrasonography in men aged 65 to 75 years who have never smoked rather than routinely screening all men in this group. Evidence indicates that the net benefit of screening all men in this group is small. In determining whether this service is appropriate in individual cases, patients and clinicians should consider the balance of benefits and harms on the basis of evidence relevant to the patient’s medical history, family history, other risk factors, and personal values.

    Frequency of Service:

    one-time screening

    Risk Factor Information:

    Risk factors for AAA include older age, male sex, smoking, and having a first-degree relative with an AAA. The recommendation varies based on a patient’s sex, age, and smoking history. “Ever smoker” is commonly defined as smoking 100 or more cigarettes

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening --Women who have never smoked
    Grade: D
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends against routine screening for AAA with ultrasonography in women who have never smoked and have no family history of AAA.

    Frequency of Service:

    No Frequency of Service information currently available.

    Risk Factor Information:

    No Risk Factor Information currently available.

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening --Women aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked
    Grade: I
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for AAA with ultrasonography in women aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked or have a family history of AAA.

    Frequency of Service:

    No Frequency of Service information currently available.

    Risk Factor Information:

    No Risk Factor Information currently available.

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