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Staffordshire and South Cheshire men are being encouraged to attend life-saving Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening provided by University Hospitals of North Midlands.

The AAA screening service, based at community based locations, checks the aorta, which is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to the body, for weakening or widening, using simple ultrasound scanning.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the main blood vessel running from your heart to your tummy, which can be very dangerous if it’s not spotted early.

The screening service is available to all men aged over 65, and further information can be found here.