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Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Quiz

    Please choose the CORRECT answer to each question and send the completed form. You will receive a reply email with the correct answers and comments.

    1. For the development of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), important risk factors are: Smoking, sex, age and heredityIntense physical distressThe presence of diabetes mellitus

    2. Patients with a large abdominal aortic aneurysm have usually got early warning symptoms. TrueFalse

    3. It is recommended that all patients known to have an AAA regardless of its size: Control their risk factors and possibly take appropriate medicationsUndergo aneurysm repairBoth undergo aneurysm repair and take medications

    4. In order to select which method of repair (i.e. open surgical vs endovascular) is more appropriate for a patient with a large AAA: The vascular surgeon's decision is not affected by any co-existing medical conditions of the patientThe chronological age of the patient is the main criterionBoth the anatomical features of the aneurysm and the overall health condition of the patient are taken into consideration

    5. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR): May not be performed on individuals over 80 years of ageIs a good option for some patients, but follow-up with CT angiography or special ultrasonography is required for lifeReduces the risk for future aortic rupture to almost zero, even without follow-up

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