AORTIC ANEURYSM HEALTH SCREEN £200
The aorta is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to your body. It runs from your heart down through your chest and abdomen.
In some people - as they get older - the wall of the aorta in the abdomen can become weak. It can then start to expand and form an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
The condition is most common in men aged 65 and over and screening on the NHS is not offered to anyone not in this category (i.e. men under 65 or women of any age).
If you have an aneurysm, you will not usually notice any symptoms. This means you cannot tell if you have one, will not feel any pain and will probably not notice anything different.
We offer screening so we can find aneurysms early and monitor or treat them. This greatly reduces the chances of the aneurysm causing serious problems.
The easiest way to find out if you have an aneurysm is to have an ultrasound scan of your abdomen. This is a simple scan that takes less than 15 minutes and results are available immediately.