Lake Washington Vascular and the Find the AAAnswers Campaign Partner to Raise Awareness of this “Silent Killer” and Provide Free Screenings

WHAT: An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) – a blood-filled bulge or ballooning of a weakened area of the abdominal aorta – is a potentially life-threatening condition. Today, it’s estimated that more than one million American’s are living with an AAA and don’t even know it. The risk for AAA increases for individuals that are age 60+, have a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of the disease.

Lake Washington Vascular will join the Find the AAAnswers national awareness campaign to provide free AAA ultrasound screenings to Bellevue-area residents.

WHERE: Lake Washington Vascular
1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 305
Bellevue, WA 98004

WHEN: Saturday, May 21st, 2011 / 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

HOW: Call today to make an appointment for a free ultrasound screening

Advance registration is required by calling (206) 290-2361

WHY: Getting screened for AAA is a simple step that can help save lives! Screening for AAA is quick and non-invasive, involving a simple ultrasound of the abdomen similar to a pregnancy ultrasound. When detected prior to rupture, 95 percent of AAA can be managed and successfully treated.

For more information visit, www.FindtheAAAnswers.org

 

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