Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening

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

AAA screening is a free NHS national programme that invites men in the year they turn 65, to attend a quick and painless 10 minute ultrasound scan.

Last year over 107 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAAs) were detected by the North East and North Cumbria AAA Screening Service. 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: https://www.qegateshead.nhs.uk/services/aaa/

Watch our AAA Video: https://fb.watch/7tORZvND2n/