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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2014

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening in Men Ages 65 to 75 Years Who Have Ever Smoked 

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends 1-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm by ultrasonography in men ages 65–75 who have ever smoked. This is a B recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Older Adults
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening recommendation statement [Internet]. 2014 Jun [cited 2015 Jun 11]. Available from: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Topic/recommendation-summary/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening