Official Statistics: Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: standards report 2019 to 2020

Public Health England

February 25
09:30 2021

AAA standards data 2019 to 2020

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This publication covers the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme.

Main findings

The report shows that:

  • approximately 288,000 men were offered screening with 77.0% of men receiving a conclusive screen
  • 2,045 aneurysms (aorta measuring ?3.0cm) were found
  • 8,340 men self referred for AAA screening with 3.8% of screened men having an aneurysm detected
  • there were approximately 15,000 men on surveillance during the year and just under 23,000 surveillance scans were undertaken
  • 875 men with large aneurysms (?5.5cm) were referred for surgery. 94.5% of men appropriately referred, not declining and suitable for surgery underwent elective repair

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Published 25 February 2021

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