How can I find out if I have an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

If you are thin and have a moderately large-sized AAA, you or your doctor may be able to feel it as a "beating heart" deep in the abdomen around your belly button.

Many are incidentally discovered as a result of medical imaging for other conditions, by ultrasound exams, CT scans, MRI's, or even plain X-rays of the abdomen.

If you are over 65 or over 55 with a relevant family history you should advise your doctor and have an ultrasound. It is safe, fast and painless.

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Dr. Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos is a Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in USA.

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Efthymios D. Avgerinos, MD, PhD, FEBVS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center Pennsylvania, USA

E-mail: info@vascularhealth.gr