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Dr Kishore Sieunarine.
Dr Kishore Sieunarine.

Vascular and endovascular surgeon Kishore Sieunarine will screen people, especially those aged over 55, for abdominal aortic aneurysm.

�Abdominal aortic aneurysm, also known as AAA, is often called the silent killer because there are no symptoms or warning signs,� Dr Sieunarine said.

�Many people are unaware of how dangerous an aneurysm is and whether they are at risk.

�The ultrasound procedure is non-invasive and takes only a few minutes.�

Those most at risk are males, people aged over 55, smokers and those with high blood pressure and a family history of aneurysms.

If untreated, one in three aneurysms will rupture, causing death in more than 82 per cent of cases.

Dr Sieunarine, who has been screening for abdominal aneurysms for more than 25 years and has several clinics around WA, said people who were at risk should be scanned every three years to prevent an aneurysm from rupturing.

�Early detection and monitoring are the best preventative methods,� he said.

Abdominal aneurysms are operable and can be carried out under regional anaesthetic with a three to four-day hospital stay.

The clinic will be held at the Gibson Park Community Centre, 138 Gibson Avenue, Padbury on Saturday, August 22.

Call Carmel Ward on 9243 3207 or mobile 0409 334 737 or email c42ward@bigpond.| to make an appointment.