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An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when a lower portion of your body’s main artery (aorta) becomes weakened and bulges. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area in the lower part of the major vessel that supplies blood to the body (aorta). The aorta runs from your heart through the center of your chest and abdomen.

If you require any further information on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, please click on the links below:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm : Overview

Calling all men of the North East

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.

You will receive your invitation through the post when you’re eligible to attend a clinic local to where you live. Please DON’T ignore it.  It could save your life!

If you need to rearrange your appointment give us a call on: 0191 445 8747

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

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

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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.

120 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAAs) were detected by the North East and North Cumbria AAA Screening Service in 2020 – 21 screening year.

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/aaa

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

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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.

Approximately 3554 men in the North East and North Cumbria did not attend their invitation for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening in 2020 – 21 cohort.  Don’t be one of the men who miss out!!

When you receive your invitation, please 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/aaa

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

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Are you a man living in South Tyneside?  Have you heard of abdominal aortic aneurysms?

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. Thankfully we have a free NHS screening programme for men in the year they turn 65.

However, over 158(19%) men from the South Tyneside area did NOT attend their Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening appointment in 2020 -21. Don’t be one of the men who miss out.

You will receive your invitation through the post when you’re eligible, It will come from QE Hospital Gateshead but your appointment will be at a clinic more local to where you live. Please 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/aaa

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

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms don’t stop for Covid!

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 at a clinic local to where they live.

The North East and North Cumbria Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening service is open for screening

Yes  we are safe

Yes  our staff are wearing PPE

Yes  there are covid measures in place

So please, if you receive your AAA screening 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/aaa

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

 

 

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