Back to News

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme Posted on 7 May 2019

A free NHS check for men aged 65 and over

Who can be screened?

The NHS invites all men for screening in the year they turn 65.

What about men aged over 65?

Men aged over 65 who have not been screened before can contact their local service to arrange a test.

What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

The aorta is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to your body. It runs from your heart down through your chest and abdomen.

In some people, as they get older, the wall of the aorta in the abdomen can become weak. It can then start to expand and form an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

The condition is most common in men aged 65 and over.

For more information please click here

Your Neighbourhood Professionals. Just a Click Away! Abacus Ambulance Service
Your Neighbourhood Professionals. Just a Click Away! Abacus Ambulance Service