Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Dilated (updated)

Overview

Being a doctor isn't just about managing the disease. When your hospital's biggest benefactor presents to your clinic, are you up to the challenge of treating him?


  1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: acute rupture
  2. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: chronic contained rupture
  3. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: endovascular elective repair
  4. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: endovascular repair during acute rupture
  5. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: management of an endoleak
  6. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: open repair
  7. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: radiological features of rupture
  8. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: repair of a contained rupture
  9. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: risk factors
  10. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: types of endoleak
  11. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: when to consider repair
  12. Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: role of aspirin
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