The power of prevention: Understanding abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)
What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm?
An AAA is a potentially life-threatening enlargement or bulging of the abdominal aorta, the primary blood vessel that supplies vital oxygenated blood from the heart to internal organs and legs.
Who should consider AAA screening?
Males aged 65-75 years old, especially those with a history of smoking tobacco, are at an increased risk. If you fall into this category, you qualify for this vital preventative screening.
Are you a male 65-75 years old with a history of smoking? If you answered yes, take charge of your health today. Initiate a conversation with your primary care provider about the benefits of an AAA screening. It's a simple yet powerful step toward proactive healthcare.
Benefits of AAA screening
Most abdominal aortic aneurysms are silent, showing no symptoms until a rupture occurs, resulting in a life-threatening emergency. Shockingly, 8 in 10 people with a ruptured AAA do not survive the subsequent emergency surgery. However, with our quick, painless, and reliable AAA screening conducted with ultrasound by our trained professionals, this enlargement can be detected early.
Why choose our radiology department for AAA screenings?
- Hoskinson Health and Wellness Clinic was built on providing our patients with preventative care in mind – early detection and intervention is our mission.
- Advanced ultrasound technology: Experience the precision of ultrasound screenings performed with cutting-edge technology.
- Expertise without wait times: Our trained professionals ensure a seamless and compassionate screening experience, and can schedule your screening without a long waiting period.
Your health is invaluable, and preventative measures such as AAA screenings can be the key to preserving it. Take the proactive step today – reach out to your primary care provider and inquire about scheduling your AAA screening in our radiology department. Your well-being is our priority, and prevention is our mission.