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AAA

Older abbreviation for abdominal aortic aneurysm; commonly, procedure for surgical correction of an AAA.

AAA

Abbreviation for:
abdominal aortic aneurysm
acne-associated arthritis
acquired aplastic anemia
acute anxiety attack
acute apical abscess
alacrimia-achalasia-addisonianism
Ambulance Association of America
American Academy of Addictionology
American Academy of Allergy
American Academy of Audiology
American Acupuncture Association
American Allergy Association
American Association of Anatomists
American Automobile Association
Americans Against Abortions
aminoadipic acid
Amyloid of Ageing and Alzheimer’s disease
androgenic anabolic agent
aneurysm of ascending aorta
Annual Accountability Agreement (Medspeak-UK)
anti-albumin antibodies
aortic arch atherosclerosis
aromatic amino acid
arrest after arrival
arterio-arterial anastomosis
automated amino acid analysis

AAA

1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm.
2. Aminoadipic acid.
3. Aneurysm of ascending aorta.

AAA

Abbreviation for area agency on aging.

Patient discussion about AAA

Q. Is there a good screening test for aortic abdominal aneurysm? A friend of mine was diagnosed with an aortic abdominal aneurysm. I am afraid i might have this condition too. is there any screening test that is good for me?

A. Today there are "mobile" testing centers that charge to use ultrasound technology to detect such things as AAA. I would highly recommend it only because it can act as a preventative measure. I am 50 years old and just suffered a ruptured AAA that very nearly killed me. I was the fortunate one. This very possibly could have detected it before it actually ruptured. You may want to check in your local areas for these mobile testing centers.

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