Volume 22, Issue 3 (October 2015)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2015, 22(3): 248-255 | Back to browse issues page


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Mohamadifard M, Mamashli A, Kazemi T. Prevalence and risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm in people over 65 years old who referred to the ultrasound centers of educational hospitals in Birjand in 2014. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2015; 22 (3) :248-255
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-1889-en.html

1- Associate professor, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Research Center, assistant Professor of Radiology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran;
2- Assistant Professor of Radiology, Member of Student Research Committee, University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran , Minoohealth@yahoo.com
3- professor Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Research Center, Professor of Cardiology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.
Abstract:   (4515 Views)

Background and Aim: Abdominal aortic aneurysm is an important mortality factor especially in old men. The present study aimed at investigating prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in people over 65 years old who referred to the ultrasonic centers in Birjand educational hospitals in 2014.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 1451 individuals were willingly selected from over 65 patients over 65 years old, with no history of abdominal aortic aneurysm who had referred to the ultrasonic centers of Imam Reza and Vali-e- Asr hospitals in 2014, .using simple non-probability sampling method. A Canadian ultrasonic device with 3.5 MHz Linea spherical probe was used for the measurement of aortic diameter while a questionnaire was used in order to record demographic information as well as risk factors. The obtained data was analyzed by SPSS (V:16) statistical software using Chi-square  and independent-T tests at the significance level of P&le 0.05.

Results: It was found that out of 1451 patients ., 99 cases (6.8%) suffered from abdominal aortic aneurysm. Relative frequency of abdominal aortic aneurysm did notreveal a significant difference  regarding  the sex. However, prevalence of the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm had a significant relationship with the .variables of age, diabetes, and dyslipidemia.

Conclusion: Due to high prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in people over 65 years, screening for  of abdominal aortic aneurysm is suggested for the lederly.

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Subject: Cardiology
Received: 2015/06/13 | Accepted: 2015/08/2 | Published: 2015/11/3

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