Newry men over 65 urged to attend important health check

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Thursday, April 21st, 2016
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The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is calling on men aged over 65 to attend for an important health check for swelling of the main artery known as Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). AAA 5978Men are six times more likely to have an AAA than women. The Trust has teamed up with the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Service (AAA) to launch a new clinic at the John Mitchel Place in Newry. Over 40 men booked an appointment in the clinic prior to the opening and many more are being urged to come along. The test is a quick and simple ultrasound delivered by the AAA screening team from Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and patients are given their results at the appointment. This is all part of the Northern Ireland Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (NIAAASP), which was introduced by the Public Health Agency in 2012 to reduce mortality from ruptured aneurysms.
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CountryFest gifsMen aged 65 will automatically be invited to the NIAAASP. If men over the age of 65 would like to book an appointment please contact the AAA programme office on 028 9063 1828.

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