Doctors recommend aortic aneurysm screening

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Should you be screened to determine whether you have an aortic aneurysm?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has determined that for men age 65-75 who ever smoked, the screening test – a simple ultrasound exam – is likely to be worthwhile.

It may be worthwhile for women who smoked, but is not regarded as useful in women who were never smokers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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