Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening at Spire Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening is now available at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Kent. 

AAA Screening performed by our radiology clinic can offer patients early detection and reassurance.

An AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm) is a widening or bulge of the largest artery in the body - the aorta. If your AAA ruptures or bursts it can be fatal.

AAA Screening uses ultrasound imaging to detect any abnormalities of the aorta and it is carried out by our specialist consultant radiologists at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Kent. 

AAA is more likely to occur depending on:

  • Your gender and age - AAAs are more common in men, affecting around 1 in 25 men over the age of 65
  • If you are a smoker
  • If you have high blood pressure
  • If you have high cholesterol
  • If you are overweight
  • If you do little physical activity
  • Finally, if you have a first degree relative who has had an AAA, you have a higher chance of having one yourself

AAA’s are often difficult to detect on routine examinations and in many cases cause the patient no warning symptoms, even if the aneurysm is of considerable size. Ultrasound is the most sensitive technique for detecting and imaging aneurysms. 

AAA Screening performed by our radiology clinic can offer patients early detection and reassurance.

If you or someone you know are anxious about aortic aneurysms (AAA) please phone 01892 741 107 to book an appointment at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Kent. A GP referral is not always necessary.

AAA Screening at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital

For appointments and self referral please call 01892 741150 or make an online enquiry.

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