The Reason for the Effort
- Philip, age 66, was unaware that he had an abdominal aortic aneurysm. While playing golf, Philip experienced severe back pain and was lightheaded. A friend called 911 and an ambulance transported Philip to the nearest Emergency Department. Imagine being able to screen and follow the ‘Philips’ in your practice to ensure this emergency situation does not happen?
- Cornelius, age 69, has a history of smoking and a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm. His primary care provider sent him for an abdominal ultrasound which showed an aortic aneurysm measuring 8.0 cm. He underwent successful abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. During his follow-up visit he said, “I’m glad to be alive”.
How might our primary care team improve the processes within our clinic to support AAA management for more patients?
Vascular Health Primary Care Work Group
Last Updated: June 30, 2017