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SVS Foundation-Sponsored Screening Uncovers 2 Aneurysms: Will Help Screen Vets in July
Arecent free AAA and PAD screening was well worth the time for two patients diagnosed with aneurysms.
The SVS Foundation was a sponsor of the early June screening in Washington, D.C., partnered by AAAneurysm Outreach and George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. Other sponsors were the Society for Vascular Nursing and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound. W.L. Gore & Associates provided funding and American Heart Association volunteers provided blood pressure checks.
Those patients who were found to have vascular issues were able to talk immediately with SVS member Dr. Robyn Macsata, who was on site.
The SVS Foundation next will participate in the AAAneurysm Outreach screenings July 20- 22 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Orlando. This is the third straight year the SVS Foundation has participated in this annual screening, which typically draws hundreds of people. Last year 11 people of more than 600 screened discovered they needed medical attention for an AAA.