DIR ECT IONS
This edition of CV Directions features articles and studies concerning
the optimization of processes and
treatment of ruptured abdominal
aortic aneurysms (rAAAs).
cades” (Whitley, Pye; page 4).
This edition will be a good resource
for groups looking to optimize processes and learn more about rAAA
with the aim of reducing that high
As detailed in these pages, rAAA rate of mortality.
is the “thirteenth leading cause of
death in the U.S. with a 75-90 per- Though no CV Directions would be
cent mortality rate that has remained complete without excellent articles
stagnate over the past several de- on management by our members.
ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
olume 2, No. 2
the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals