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What it's like being diagnosed with a large AAA...
I have no doubt my attending the scan when I did saved my life.
It is so simple, it shows over 98% of men over 65 as not having an aneurysm.
If asked to attend an AAA Screening Programme scan, please take advantage of this opportunity, no matter how good you feel. It only takes ten minutes…
2015 Service User Event
The NI AAA Screening Programme recently held its third Service User Event for individuals who have benefitted from attending for AAA screening. As in previous years, the annual workshop was well attended by both service users and programme staff.
What to expect when you go for your AAA screening appointment
Mr Paul Blair, a consultant vascular surgeon, talks about the Northern Ireland Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme. He explains what you can expect when you go for your screening appointment and how the screening programme can save lives.
John McElkearney explains how glad he is that he went for AAA screening, after a small aneurysm was detected, and how reassured he is with his follow-up care. John says, given his positive experience, he would recommend anyone who has received an invitation to go for screening.
What is an AAA?
Animation courtesy of the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme