Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms in Canada: 2020 review and position statement from the Canadian Society of Vascular Surgery
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) remain a major risk to patients, despite
level 1 evidence for screening to prevent rupture events and decrease mortality.
In 2007, the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery (CSVS) published a review
and position statement for AAA screening in Canada. Since that publication,
there have been a number of updates in the published literature affecting screening recommendations. In this paper, we present a review of some of the controversies in the AAA screening literature to help elucidate differences in the various published screening guidelines. This article represents a review of the data
and updated recommendations for AAA screening in the Canadian population on behalf of the CSVS.Download the CSVS Guidelines for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening.
AAA screening: screening