Identifying asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms
Offer an aortic ultrasound to people in whom a diagnosis of asymptomatic AAA is being considered if they are not already in the NHS screening programme.
Offer an aortic ultrasound to people with a suspected AAA on abdominal palpation.
Encourage men aged 66 or over to self-refer to the NHS AAA screening programme if they have not already been screened and they have any of the following risk factors:
Consider an aortic ultrasound for women aged 70 and over if AAA has not already been excluded on abdominal imaging and they have any of the following risk factors:
Be aware that people of European family origin are at a higher risk of an AAA.
Last edited 03/2020 and last reviewed 03/2020