Abdominal aortic aneurysms part one: Epidemiology, presentation and preoperative considerations
Journal of Perioperative Practice
MetadataShow full item record
Hellawell, H. N., Mostafa, A. M. H. A. M., Kyriacou, H., Sumal, A. S., & Boyle, J. R. (2020). Abdominal aortic aneurysms part one: Epidemiology, presentation and preoperative considerations. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 31 (7-8), 274-280. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750458920954014
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an irreversible dilatation of the abdominal aorta. The majority of abdominal aortic aneurysms are asymptomatic and identified incidentally while investigating a separate pathology. Others are detected by national screening programmes and some present due to a growth or rupture. Symptomatic or ruptured aneurysms require urgent or emergency repair in patients fit for surgery. Perioperative practitioners should therefore be aware of how patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms present and are investigated, so that they can implement timely management. Guidelines have been recently updated to reflect this. This literature review discusses these recommendations and explores the evidence upon which they are based. The aim of this article is to highlight the important preoperative principles that need to be considered in cases of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Review, Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Cardiovascular disease, Preoperative period, Vascular surgery, Screening
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1750458920954014
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/324913