For more information, call: 573-331-3000

AAA Screening

Saturday, December 14, 2013

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Heart Hospital – Entrance 7

$35

Call 573-331-3996

UPCOMING ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM SCREENING COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

Too many lives get cut short by abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), a bulge in a major artery leading from the heart. AAA often leads to deadly ruptures, but it does not have to, as doctors can treat it 95 percent of the time when detected. However, because AAA typically shows no outward signs, it is often not found in time.

A simple ultrasound test can uncover AAA. Screenings will be conducted by trusted vascular and thoracic surgeon John C. Wiggans, MD, FACS, and vascular surgeon Colleen J. Moore, MD, FACS. The next screening is:

December 14, 7-11 am

Saint Francis Medical Center
Heart Hospital – Entrance 7

Screenings cost $35 and require a 12-hour fast for accurate readings.