A program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation

Free health screenings

New Orleans, Louisiana

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The free health screening program saves lives! Most people are unaware of abdominal aortic aneurysms, and don't know that they may be at risk for this silent killer. Those at risk are over age 55 with two cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and being a smoker or former smoker.
People who have a family member with an aneurysm are also at greater risk of having one themselves.

AAAneurysm Outreach is committed to eliminating the silent killer of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) through screening, outreach and education. This simple ultrasound test is painless and is a way to also provide awareness for people who don't know about their risk for sudden death.

The third-leading cause of sudden death in men over 60 in the US, an abdominal aortic aneurysm (bursting of the main artery that carries blood to the lower part of the body) is almost always fatal- within minutes, and there are no symptoms.

It's estimated that more than 1 million people are living with an undiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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AAAneurysm Outreach exists to provide comprehensive outreach, education and screening resources for at-risk individuals with the goal of increasing education and awareness of AAA, and mobilizing ...read more

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