United Kingdom Aneurysm Growth Study (UK AGS)
Public Health Wales
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester
Country of intervention
About the project
Abdomminal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are a major cause of death and morbidity. The long latent course of AAA provides a potential opportunity for treatment to prevent expansion. However, the causes of AAA and AAA growth are poorly defined.
What does your project involve?
The research tem will document baseline characteristics, collect biological samples, obtain annual standardized measurements of AAA growth (via the Screening Programmes) and link the cohort with national datasets including HES/PEDW/ISD, ONS/NRS, and CPRD.
Why are you working there?
To achieve the overall sample size in the stud it is necessary to recruit across the UK.
In this study, the research team will capitalize on a unique opportunity provided by the UK AAA Screening Programmes to recruit and follow-up a large (n=5000) cohort of men with small AAA.