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More than 1 million Americans are living with an undiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). If that aneurysm bursts, only 10-25% of people will survive. A simple ultrasound screening for people at-risk could help save lives.
That’s why the Find the AAAnswers* public education campaign is raising awareness for AAA by offering FREE ultrasound screenings to at-risk individuals that are 60 years or older.
Screening for AAA is quick non-invasive, involving a simple ultrasound of the abdomen, similar to a pregnancy ultrasound. The risk for AAA increases for individuals that are age 60+, have a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of the disease.
At-risk individuals should call (866) 371-3592 to register. Advance registration is required and space is limited.
Saturday, October 8th, 2011
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (screenings take 10 min!)
Advance registration is required by calling (866) 371-3592
180 Collins Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Physicians' Clinic of Iowa vascular surgeon, Dr. David Lawrence will be on hand to provide information about AAA risk factors, answer questions, and discuss screen results.
When detected early, 95 percent of AAAs can be managed and successfully treated. Screening for AAA can help save lives – area residents who may be at risk for AAA should take advantage of this free screening opportunity.
About Find the AAAnswers*
Find the AAAnswers is a multi-faceted public education campaign designed to raise awareness of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and drive at-risk individuals to be screened. The program is sponsored by Medtronic and supported by the Find the AAAnswers Coalition, an alliance of concerned medical societies that have come together to provide accurate information about AAA. Coalition members include the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the Society for Vascular Nursing, the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound. For more information, visit www.FindtheAAAnswers.org.