Doctors recommend aortic aneurysm screening

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s