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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

 

 

ABDOMINAL AORTIC NEURYSM (AAA)

SCREENING CLINICS

 

FOR MEN AGED OVER 65 - AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED!

 Are you male, over the age of 65 and have not yet had a AAA Scan?

 

If so, please contact the

Dorset and Wiltshire AAA Screening programme on

01722 336262 ext 2640 or 2539

AAAscreening@salisbury.nhs.uk

Please have your NHS number available. 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCAN:-

The aorta is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to your body.  In some men, aged 65 and above, the wall of the aorta in the abdomen can become weak and start to expand and form what is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm.  A simple test called an ultrasound scan will identify if there is an aneurysm. This can be done at Purton Surgery. If you are interested please contact the Dorset and Wiltshire Screening programme on the details above to book an appointment and discuss any queries that you may have.

 

Please note that if you are male and under the age of 65 you will automatically be invited for a scan during the year that you turn 65.



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