Screening and Access to Health Care for Vascular Disease
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This is a pilot study designed to validate our methods of recruitment, screening and data collection in the community. The project will help to establish the feasibility of the study design to lay the groundwork for a potentially larger study. The final study will allow us to estimate the incidence and prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), carotid artery stenosis, and peripheral artery disease (PAD) in different geographic areas in a large urban setting, as well as determine patient access to healthcare and treatment for vascular disease as related to geographic and racial differences.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
55 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Volunteer subjects age 55 and over who sign informed consent will be enrolled in three separate neighborhoods in the Chicago area (North, South, West).
age 55 or older
willing/able to provide consent
willing to participate in follow-up phone calls at defined intervals for up to 5 years
unable to provide consent to participate
unwilling/unable to participate in the follow-up phone call