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Screening for Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) in an Outpatient Population

Cardiovascular disease remains the most significant cause of disease related morbidity and mortality in our community. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are cardiovascular disease processes that contribute significantly to the cardiovascular disease burden in the community. Screening programmes designed to detect early evidence of PVD and AAA have been thought to aid in reducing the disease related burden from these conditions although evidence to support this hypothesis remains elusive (Curry et al, JAMA 2018, Mu et al, J Vasc Surg 2018) and outcomes from screening programmes are often varied. The project aims to evaluate the effect of screening an outpatient population for PVD and AAA on compliance and follow-up subsequent to initial screening and inform on the potential benefits to patient management beyond disease identification.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
Cardiovascular disease, Peripheral vascular disease, Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Screening
Eastern Health Clinical School
Available options 
Short projects
Time commitment 
Physical location 
Eastern Health Clinical School, level 2, 5 Arnold Street Box Hill 3128
Assoc Prof 
Anthony Dear

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