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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

A national screening programme that aims to detect a potentially life-threatening condition has been rolled out to the 750,000 population of east Suffolk, north east Essex and the Colne Valley.

All men will be invited to their local hospital, GP surgery or health clinic in the year that they turn 65 for a simple and pain-free ultrasound test to see if they have an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Screening is taking place at 65 locations across the area.

Men over 65 who have  not been screened  previously can arrange a  screening appointment by  contacting their local  programme directly.

Screening involves an  ultrasound scan that takes  around 10 minutes.

For further information on the local service please contact the Five Rivers AAA Screening Programme:
Tel: 01206 746282
Email: chu-ftr.5riversaaa@nhs.net

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