NHS SCREENING PROGRAMMES
ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM

After thorough assessment,

you and your surgeon may choose not to
treat your aneurysm at this stage.

Particularly if your health is poor
or you have other conditions

that mean the risks of the treatment
outweigh the potential benefits to you.

In this case, you will be given advice

on how you can help to reduce the risk
of your aneurysm growing.

For example, by stopping smoking,

taking gentle exercise
and eating a more healthy diet.

There are also medications
that can be prescribed that are helpful,

such as statins
and treatments for high blood pressure.