New county-wide medical screening programme for older men to detect potentially fatal condition

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All men aged 65 will be checked for a potentially deadly condition under a new national screening programme.

The scheme will check men for abdominal aortic aneurysm - also known as AAA - which is caused when the main blood vessel in the abdomen weakens and starts to expand.

If this goes undetected, the condition can be fatal and around 6,000 people die every year from a burst AAA.


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