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nadger
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Aortic Aneurysm

I found this item on lunchtime news very interesting
http://www.itv.com/news/heart-survivals-soar40960/
Hadn't realised that scan was available for males over 65 and I'd recommend having it done.
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Neither did I and my father died from one
Where does it say it is available
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Thing is, without ct scan, one doesn't know until it's too late as they aren't painful.


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An interesting post, thank you.  However, I can't see reference to a scan being available to the over 65s.  The video seems to stop early.  It is 2.04 mins long.  Is this correct?
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The news item was actually longer and scheme was mentioned.
Mine was picked up when I was having scans for cancer and, by time I had surgery, 1" diameter aorta had ballooned to 2.5"
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There have been a number of adverts in the press by Private Companies that will do this scan, not sure how much it costs.
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I thought normal charge would be around £750 as a scanner tops £1m.
The news item suggested that it could be done on NHS
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Spot-on Nadger.  This company is always sending me their details:
Scan
Various check-ups are available from £175. 
About 4 years ago I had a complete check-up in the USA.  Very comprehensive and cost around $170.
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The NHS have a screening programme, see
http://aaa.screening.nhs.uk/
My father in-law was recently screened.
I think they used ultrasound @ his GP premises.
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As I am over 65 I won't be contacted but I will ask the question when I visit the surgery next week - thanks for the link
Edit - not implemented in Dorset yet  Sad Sad
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our local "NHS PFI hospital" doesnt have an X-Ray deprtment, it has an imaging unit, they say they can do 3D scans
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I think they used ultrasound @ his GP premises.
Richard

Yes mine was done using an ultrasound.
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Having had EVAR I get a regular ct aortagram to make sure the stent is still firmly in place.
The stent is quite a large device if you look at image here and consider the top diameter is one inch.
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I had an ultrasound at GP's a couple of years ago, as a free check-up, and they also checked for an AA.
My father had an AA, but was deemed too old to have surgery.
Something else unrelated killed him.
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Re: Aortic Aneurysm

An item was featured on C4 News tonight as well:
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