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 2

Medical specialty and average time (days) from ambulatory care visit for 52 patients evaluated ≤6 months prior to diagnosis of ruptured AAA.

VariableDays (range)Total
n (%)

Outpatient visit—rAAA52.4 (0–166)
PCP30 (57.7)
Cardiology7 (13.5)
Ophthalmology4 (7.7)
Vascular Surgery3 (5.8)
Dermatology2 (3.8)
Hematology/Oncology1 (1.9)
Urology1 (1.9)
Infectious disease1 (1.9)
Nephrology1 (1.9)
Cardiothoracic1 (1.9)
Orthopedics1 (1.9)

PCP: primary care provider; AAA: abdominal aortic aneurysm.