Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening

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We encourage all men aged 65 years and over to attend for a free AAA screening test when you are invited.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is a way of checking if there’s a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from your heart down through your tummy.

Screening for AAA involves a quick and painless ultrasound scan of your tummy.

Aneurysm screening invitation letter. This information is available in 10 other languages: ArabicBengaliChineseGujaratiHindiPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanian and Urdu

Resources for people with learning disabilities and people who struggle with written information is also available: an easy guide and a simple 2-minute animation showing screening tests offered to men throughout their lives, including AAA, in English and in Urdu, Somali, Romanian, Portuguese, Polish, Mandarin, Lithuanian, Latvian, French and Bengali.