Abdominal aortic aneurysm, or AAA, typically has no symptoms. There are more than one million people living with it and don’t know it. It’s the third leading cause of sudden death in men older than 60, but an ultrasound screening can detect it before it’s too late.
Screening for AAA is quick and non-invasive. The risk for AAA increases for individuals that are older than 60, are male, have a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of the disease.
Early registration is required for the screening. At-risk individuals can register by calling 1-866-371-3592. For more information, visit www.AneurysmOutreach.org.