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Screening of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Among Male Patients With TIA Symptoms

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01850732
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 9, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Other: Ultrasound of aorta

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Screening of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Among Male Patients With TIA Symptoms
Study Start Date : May 2013
Primary Completion Date : June 2014

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
ultrasound of aorta Other: Ultrasound of aorta

Outcome Measures

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

Eligibility Criteria

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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
Contacts and Locations

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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
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01850732     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AAA-03
First Posted: May 9, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Aortic Diseases