Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) are a weakening in the aorta, that can swell and rupture causing fatal inernal bleeding. They usually don’t have any symptoms and are most common in men aged over 65.

131 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAAs) were detected by the North East and North Cumbria AAA Screening Service in 2020. If you receive your invitation don’t ignore it. It could save your life!

If you would like to change your appointment, call the screening service on: 0191 445 8747.

For more information visit QE Gateshead Website: www.qegateshead.nhs.uk/aaa

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