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Further details about NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneuryism (AAA) Screening Programme can be found on the NHS Choices website here.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is a way of detecting a dangerous swelling (aneurysm) of the aorta - the main blood vessel that runs from the heart, down through the abdomen to the rest of the body.

This swelling is far more common in men aged over 65 than it is in women and younger men, so men are invited for screening in the year they turn 65.


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