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AAA

The highest bond rating by S&P and Fitch. A rating of AAA is considered to carry virtually no risk; U.S. Treasury securities, for example, always receive the AAA rating. A bond with an AA is investment-grade, meaning that banks are allowed to hold them. AA bonds are low risk and low return. The rating is equivalent of an Aaa rating by Moody's.

AAA

The highest grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency. It indicates an unusually strong capacity to pay interest and repay principal. Also called triple A.
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Impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on elective and emergency abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
This report compares, retrospectively, the outcomes of this technique with the use of routine general anesthesia for the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
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Western Australian randomized controlled trial of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm [abstract].
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are the nation's 13th leading cause of death, killing about 15,000 Americans each year.
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Bekkers reported on 796 patients referred for echocardiography who underwent screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm during the echocardiographic exam.
The project is using knowledge of genetic risk factors to improve screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), the 13[sup.
Because roughly 40% of patients who die of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm will have seen a physician within the preceding 6 months.
If they develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm, women may not fare as well as men, particularly if an aneurysm grows large enough to require surgery.
In the United States, 9 percent of the population over the age of 65 years has an abdominal aortic aneurysm, and there are 15,000 deaths per year from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.