Published in Cardiovascular Device Liability Week, February 4th, 2007
AAA is a life-threatening weakness in the wall of the aorta and exists in an estimated two million Americans. AAA rupture is one of the causes of death in the U.S., with an estimated 15,000 seniors dying from AAA rupture each year. Legislation passed last year included provisions of the SAAAVE Act (Screening Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Very Efficiently), enabling screening for men who have smoked at...
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