Ashford and St Peters run the National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme on behalf of the Surrey Vascular Network.
We cover all men in their 65th year and over, registered with a GP in West Surrey and North Hampshire.
Below is some brief information about the programme. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01784 884859.
- What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
- Who can be screened?
- Why be screened?
- What will happen at the appointment?
- What might the results be?
- Will I have another appointment?
- What happens at the nurse appointment?
- Where can I get more information?
- Screening locations
- Meet the team
- Contact us
What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
Also known as AAA or “triple A”, the condition is where a weakness has developed in the aorta, the main blood vessel of the body. The aorta runs from the heart through the chest and abdomen and splits down both legs.
Sometimes, as we get older, the wall of the aorta in the abdomen can become weak and expand. The expansion, like a bulge, is called an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
It is most common in men aged 65 years and over.