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The Metformin Aneurysm Trial

Year:
2020
Duration:
48 months
Approved budget:
$1,325,323.50
Researchers:
Professor Greg Jones
,
Professor Justin Roake
,
Dr Manar Khashram
,
Mrs Jo Krysa
,
Dr Andrew Hill
,
Dr Nina Scott
,
Professor Dr Jonathan Golledge
,
Professor Bruce Neal
Health issue:
Cardiovascular/cerebrovascular
Proposal type:
Project
Lay summary
Approximately 3 percent of elderly New Zealanders have an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), with a greater burden amongst Māori. The widespread use of abdominal imaging means that most AAA are identified when they are small (