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Abdominal aortic aneurysm: clinical review

Abdominal aortic aneurysm: clinical review

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Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

November 18, 2012

Updated

December 23, 2016

Programme Description

This article, updated in 2016 by Dr Robert Fisher, covers how to monitor and manage abdominal aortic aneurysms in primary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include classifying aneurysms, examination findings, suitable investigations and prognosis.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Appreciate the current understanding of the epidemiology and aetiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Be able to explain how abdominal aortic aneurysms are classified
  • State the risk and mortality associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture
  • Be aware of how abdominal aortic aneurysms are diagnosed
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Mr Matthew Waltham
    Consultant vascular surgeon
    Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and London Bridge Hospital
    Senior lecturer, King's College London, and director of the south-east London NHS aneurysm screening programme
    UK

    Updated in 2016 by:
    Dr Robert Fisher
    Consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon
    Director Cheshire and Merseyside AAA Screening Program
    Royal Liverpool University Hospital
    UK

    Test author
    Dr Nigel Stollery MBBS
    GP
    Kibworth
    Leicestershire
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.

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