Screening for AAA is offered to men during the year they turn 65 as men aged 65 or over are most at risk of AAAs. Screening can help spot a swelling in the aorta early on when it can be treated.
Screening for AAA isn’t routinely offered to:
- men under 65
- people who’ve already been treated for an AAA
This is because the risk of an AAA is much smaller in these groups.
You can ask for a scan to check for an AAA if you think you might need one but haven’t been offered a screening test.
For more information on AAA and how to self refer visit our website: aaa.dbh.nhs.uk/. We have produced a video which walks you through what a AAA screening appointment entails. Its only a few minutes long and may answer any questions you may have:
Below are some recent press release about the service, to read more click below:
Hospital screening team offer patients a choice of venues for their annual diabetic eye appointments
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