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Guys ... Should we screen for AAA in ( 65 yr old non smoker) ???
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men > 65 yrs old who are smokers:
should have an abdominal u/s done atleast once to screen for the presence of AAA.
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men > 65 yrs old who are smokers:
should have an abdominal u/s done at least once to screen for the presence of AAA.
Slight correction: men > 65 yrs old who ever smoked.

So, theoretically, if the patient smoked one cigarette his entire life he qualifies for the screening.

No recommendations for second hand smoking or women.
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yes that is correct
who ever smoked
sorry for the minor error
my memory fails me
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