Test Your Knowledge on NICE Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Guidance

NICE advises considering an aortic ultrasound for women aged 70 and over if AAA has not already been excluded on abdominal imaging and they have COPD, or coronary, cerebrovascular or peripheral arterial disease, or a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, or hyperlipidaemia, or hypertension, or if they smoke or used to smoke.

Men aged 66 and over who have not already been screened should be encouraged to self-refer to the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme if they have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or coronary, cerebrovascular or peripheral arterial disease, or a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, or hyperlipidaemia, or hypertension, or if they are current or ex-smokers.

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