Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge or swelling of the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down through the chest and tummy. The disease often causes few or no obvious symptoms, and if left, the swelling can grow larger over time and could potentially rupture, which can be fatal.
AAA usually affect men above the age of 65 and in England and Wales there are approximately 3,000 deaths each year in this particular demographic. As there are no signs and symptoms of the illness, it’s crucial that those of this age take advantage of this potentially life-saving scan.
Screening is completely painless and non-invasive. Results are given straight away, meaning you can pop in, be seen and enjoy the rest of your day.
Where and when? The clinic will take place on 28 November at Queens Building, Bassetlaw Council Offices. Please note that appointments must be booked beforehand by calling 01709 649100.
This session is run on behalf of NHS South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw’s AAA Screening Programme.