(AAA) Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

  • AAA screening is offered to men during the year they turn 65 as they are most at risk of AAAs.
  • AAA screening is a way of checking if there’s a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from your heart down through your tummy.
  • Screening can help spot a swelling in the aorta early on when it can be treated.
  • Screening is done via a simple ultrasound scan and usually lasts less than 10 minutes.
  • You will get your results straight away and a copy will be sent to the practice.

If you’re a man over 65 and have not been screened before, you can ask for a┬átest by contacting your local AAA screening service directly on 03330096971.

 

For more information please visit: www.nhs.uk/aaa

 

To opt out of screening visit: www.gov.uk/phe/screening-opt-out.