Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

Risk Factors

  • Known cardiovascular risk factors, in partic male
  • Smoker, age > 60

Symptoms

  • Upper abd/vague umbilical pain, radiating to back
  • Profound hypotenision/other sx hypoperfusion if leaking/ruptured→ rapid demise if not identified/fixed

Physical Exam Findings

  • Can be ill appearing if significant pain or volume loss
  • Tachyardia and hypotension if volume loss
  • Epigastric/mid abdominal pain
  • AAA palpable only if very thin