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Screening of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Among Male Patients With TIA Symptoms

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ville Vänni, North Karelia Central Hospital Identifier:
First received: May 7, 2013
Last updated: June 25, 2014
Last verified: June 2014

The purpose of this study is to investigate the prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) among male patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) symptoms. Ethiology of AAA is known to be common with atherosclerotic arterial diseases (coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease and carotid artery disease), so the hypothesis is that AAA should be more common among these TIA patients, thus making screening of these patients (for AAA) more cost-efficient.

Study will be carried out as a prospective screening study. Data will be collected in North Karelia Central Hospital within one year. All male patients with TIA symptoms will be recruited for the study and screened for AAA with ultrasound.

Condition Intervention
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Other: Ultrasound of aorta

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Screening of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Among Male Patients With TIA Symptoms

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Further study details as provided by Ville Vänni, North Karelia Central Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum diameter (mm) of abdominal aorta (outer-to-outer wall) in ultrasound [ Time Frame: upon screening (collection of data will take one year) ]

Study Start Date: May 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
ultrasound of aorta Other: Ultrasound of aorta


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male patient who has had symptoms of transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient's denial to participate
  • Female gender
  • Already diagnosed or treated abdominal aortic aneurysm
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01850732

North Carelia Central Hospital
Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala, Finland, 80200
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Karelia Central Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ville Vänni, General surgeon, North Karelia Central Hospital Identifier: NCT01850732     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AAA-03
Study First Received: May 7, 2013
Last Updated: June 25, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Aortic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017