Polygenic Risk Score Identifies Patients At Increased Risk For Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm And May Benefit From Ultrasound Screening

This activity was presented at 2020 VRIC as part of Abstract Session 2: Atherosclerotic Disease and Role of the Immune System. 

Knowledge Strategy
Through the use of low cost genotyping, we are able to identify a subset of the population at higher risk for AAA and who may benefit from screening beyond the current USPSTF recommendations.

Professional Practice Gap
Currently, AAA screening guidelines as presented by the USPSTF recommend a single ultrasound screening for AAA in male individuals over the age of 65. These recommendations miss a large portion of the population at risk for AAA.

Learning Objectives

To create a virtual environment for the exchange of basic and translational vascular science that stimulates thoughtful discussion and motivates participants to discover solutions to important problems affecting vascular patients.


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