Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) ScreeningThis screening looks for abnormal bulging in the main artery in the abdomen.
Risks of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
If the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) ruptures, it may lead to sudden death.
Screenings are recommended for everyone that has one or more of the following risk factors:
- Over 40 years of age
- Heart Disease
- High Cholesterol
- Irregular Heart Beat
- High Blood Pressure
- Smoking (past or current)
- Inactive Lifestyle
- Family History
What is an Aortic Aneurysm? (AAA)
An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is the bulging of the main artery in the abdomen. This bulging can lead to the thinning of the wall of the abdominal aorta. At some point the thinning in the wall may cause the artery to rupture and can lead to sudden death.
The first step to prevention is early detection. Screening America’s focus is to bring preventative health care to you by providing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screenings. This screening is designed to detect Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) in people over the age of 40. By taking an active role in this potentially life saving screening you may prevent a tragedy from occurring. Preventative health screenings are a cost effective way to aid in the management of your health and the well-being of your family.
Why should I be tested?
These screenings are important for everyone over the age of 40. With the evolution of preventative medicine, quality medical screening programs are now available to everyone. Early detection of disease allows for early intervention and treatment. There is no longer a reason to wait for a tragic event to occur…it may be prevented with a screening. Quality screening programs are proven to save lives, and are readily available at an affordable price.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening is included in the Stroke Screening package, or individually.
Our Stroke Screening Program is specifically designed to detect vascular abnormalities in patients 40 years of age and older.
Sudden Cardiac Death
Our Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention Screening is a group of tests to detect cardiac abnormalities that may lead to sudden death.
Peripheral Artery Disease Screening
This screening looks for blockage in the blood vessels in the legs that can restrict blood flow and cause pain.