Talk to Your Doctor about Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
The Basics: Overview
If you are a man age 65 to 75 and have ever smoked, ask your doctor about getting screened (tested) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
Am I at risk for AAA?
Men over age 65 who have smoked at any point in their lives have the highest risk of AAA.
Risk factors for AAA include:
- Family history – for example, if a parent or sibling had AAA
- Smoking Older age
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease or vascular disease (problems with blood vessels)
If you think you may be at risk for AAA, talk to your doctor.