Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes

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Activity Description

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a life-threatening condition that requires monitoring or treatment depending upon the size of the aneurysm and/or symptomatology. An abdominal aortic aneurysm may be detected incidentally or at the time of rupture. An arterial aneurysm is defined as a permanent localized dilatation of the vessel at least 150% compared to a relative normal adjacent diameter of that artery. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of abdominal aortic aneurysms and the need for an interprofessional team approach to improve the recognition of abdominal aortic aneurysms and enhance patient outcomes.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the histopathology of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
  • Identify the location of most abdominal aortic aneurysms relative to the origin of the renal arteries.
  • Outline some actions that patients diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysms can take to lessen the risk of rupture.

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  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
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  • Gastroenterology
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  • Cardiovascular
  • Clinical Pathology
  • GI (incl. Liver, Pancreas, Bilary)
  • Surgical Pathology
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  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
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  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

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