Aortic Syndrome Part Two: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

You place your hands on the patient's think you can feel it...thud...thud...thud...

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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