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SVS Foundation Participating in AAA, PAD Screening

SVS Foundation, SVN and SVU team up with AAAneurysm Outreach

The SVS Foundation, the Society for Vascular Nursing and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, have joined forces with AAAneurysm Outreach to sponsor a free screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease in June. W.L. Gore & Associates is also a sponsor and has provided funding for the event.

GW Medical Faculty Associates in Washington, D.C., will provide the screenings, set for 8 a.m. to noon at 2150 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

This is the first time the SVS Foundation, SVU and SVN have jointly sponsored such a screening with AAAneurysm Outreach. In both 2017 and ’18, the SVS Foundation worked with AAAneurysm Outreach on screenings at the national conventions of Veterans of Foreign Wars and VFW Auxiliary. In 2018, screeners discovered 11 aneurysms that required medical attention.

SVS Foundation participation in such screenings is part of its expanded mission that includes an emphasis on members in community practice, prevention, patient education and, ultimately, the public’s vascular health.