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Research Article

The SAAAVE Act and Routine Ambulatory Medical Care Fail to Diagnose Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms prior to Rupture: A Single-Institution Experience

Table 1

Demographics, medical comorbidities, and current medical therapy in 52 patients evaluated in the outpatient setting ≤6 months of diagnosis of ruptured AAA.

VariableMean ± SDTotal 52
n (%)

Age (years)73.5 ± 8.9
Male36 (69)
Female16 (31)
Hypertension42 (80.8)
Peripheral vascular disease13 (25)
Diabetes15 (28.8)
Hyperlipidemia32 (61.5)
Coronary artery disease27 (51.9)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease20 (38.5)
Congestive heart failure5 (9.6)
Chronic kidney disease19 (36.5)
Smoking
 Never4 (7.7)
 Current21 (40.4)
 Quit16 (30.8)
 Unknown11 (21.1)
Aspirin30 (55.6)
Clopidogrel5 (9.3)
Beta blocker28 (51.9)
Statin27 (50)
ACEI/ARB24 (44.4)

AAA: abdominal aortic aneurysm; ACEI: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor; ARB: angiotensin receptor blocker; chronic kidney disease, GFR < 60.

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