John D. Chovan, James R. Cacchillo
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Cardiovascular Diseases | Medical Pathology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a significant cause of mortality in the United States. “Often asymptomatic, AAA is considered a silent killer because it frequently remains undiagnosed until the time of rupture or the patient’s death” (Gordon & Toursarkinssian, p. 242). As healthcare professionals, being aware of the pathophysiology, risk factors and symptoms influencing this disease is important in aiding early diagnosis and treatment, helping to reduce complications and mortality rates of those affected.
Springer, Kristen, "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Silent Killer" (2015). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. Paper 106.