Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening
If you’re a man aged 65 or older, you will have been invited to be screened for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). This is part of a national screening programme that aims to diagnose AAAs early so they can be monitored and treated.
Aorta with aneurysmThe aorta is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to your body. It runs from the heart down through the chest and abdomen. As you get older, the wall of the aorta in the abdomen can get weaker, and an AAA can develop. The condition is most common in men aged 65 and over. For more information on AAAs and how we screen for them, see the leaflet from Public Health England.
The AAA screening team here at UHS covers Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The team consists of:
- Shantell (programme manager)
- Belinda (team administrator)
- Frankie, Joy, Karen and Sally (technicians)
- Mr Gareth Morris (clinical lead).
For more information or to book an appointment, contact the Hampshire and Isle of Wight AAA screening programme by calling 023 8120 6279.
We have an answerphone that we check during office hours, so please leave a message and we'll be happy to call you back.