Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

The Lung Cancer Early Detection Program at UMass Memorial Health – Harrington has partnered with UMass Memorial Health Vascular services to offer baseline abdominal aortic aneursym (AAA) ultrasound screening to eligible patients.

This screening is recommended for men, ages 65 – 75 who currently smoke or have ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his lifetime.

This recommendation is made by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), The US Preventative Task Force, The American College of Cardiology, The American Heart Association, The Society for Vascular Surgery, and The College of Preventative Medicine. At this time, CMS has not approved AAA screening for females with a history of smoking.

UMass Memorial Medical Center offers the most advanced imaging technology in the nation. Our cardiac imaging experts are able to diagnose heart and blood vessel problems using state-of-the-art noninvasive and minimally invasive approaches. You benefit from the collaboration of expert cardiologists and radiologists, who have extensive cardiac imaging experience. 

Learn more about abdominal aortic aneurysm below.

What If an Aneurysm Is Found During The Screening?
What is an Aortic Aneurysm?
What Are Causes of an Aortic Aneurysm?
When Does an Aneurysm Need to be Treated?
Can Aortic Aneurysms Be Life Threatening?

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