In January 1998, at Medicine Grand Rounds,
Lee Goldman, MD, discussed Mrs H, a 75-year-old woman weighing the
risks and benefits of proceeding with an elective repair of an
abdominal aortic aneurysm.1 She had survived an emergency
repair of a thoracic aneurysm and was troubled mostly by chronic
dyspnea secondary to her severe chronic obstructive pulmonary
Parker RA, Hartman EE. A 75-Year-Old Woman With an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Emphysema, 1 Year Later. JAMA. 1999;281(8):744. doi:10.1001/jama.281.8.744
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