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What to expect when you go for your AAA screening appointment
Mr Paul Blair, a consultant vascular surgeon, talks about the Northern Ireland Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme. He explains what you can expect when you go for your screening appointment and how the screening programme can save lives.
John McElkearney explains how glad he is that he went for AAA screening, after a small aneurysm was detected, and how reassured he is with his follow-up care. John says, given his positive experience, he would recommend anyone who has received an invitation to go for screening.
Herbert McMullan from Downpatrick (pictured above with Roisin Monan, Assistant NI AAA Screening Programme Manager) says he would have no hesitation in advising other men to attend Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening.
Herbert, who is retired, says he had no worries about his health when he received the letter from the NI AAA Screening Programme inviting him for screening.
Herbert continues: “Last May, I received a letter to attend screening at Downe Hospital. I felt well and had no reason to worry and I didn’t even know what an abdominal aortic aneurysm was or that I might maybe have one, but I went along.”
Raymond Conroy, who is retired and lives in Enniskillen, had no worries about his health when he received a letter from the Northern Ireland AAA Screening Programme inviting him to go along for a free scan.
Pictured above with Diane Stewart, NI AAA Screening Programme Manager, Raymond explains why he would advise others to go along for this quick, free scan.