SAAAVEScreening Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Very Efficiently Act
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Since the federal Screening Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Very Efficiently (SAAAVE) Act went into effect in 2007, this screening has been available for free as part of the Welcome to Medicare physical exam for male smokers and men and women with a family history of AAA.
The study authors examined the change in outcomes after one year for people who would be eligible and ineligible for Medicare-covered AAA screening before and after the SAAAVE Act was implemented.
"We believe that patients with a history of CABG should be added to the list of patients who are screened under the SAAAVE [Screening Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Very Efficiently] Act," said Dr.