You place your hands on the patient's abdomen...you think you can feel it...thud...thud...thud...
In the second part of our aortic syndromes series Dr Craig Douglas once again joined us to go through Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
In this episode we discuss:
- Definition of an aneurysm and pseudoaneurysm
- The screening process for AAA
- When to suspect AAA
- Diagnosing and managing ruptured AAA
- Craig and Jamie's mutual bugbear that a FAST scan does not look for the abdominal aorta!
For more information on the sensitivity and specificity of palpating a pulsatile-expansile mass here is our #OHMNHS blog on the subject
Here is our #TakeVisually for this episode