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Wear Red Day – Free AAA Screening Sign Up

When

This event has ended.

When

February 6 from 9am-1pm

Where

UF Health Shands Hospital
1600 SW Archer Road
Atrium
Gainesville, FL 32610

Price

Free

Register for this event:

Description

Sign up for a free abdominal aortic aneurysm screening at this event! There are 2 appointments available per time slot.

6-8 hours of fasting is recommended for this screening.  If you need to take medication, take it as normally scheduled with a small amount of water.

An AAA occurs when there is a swelling or bulging in the portion of the aorta located in the abdomen. The bulging is caused by the pressure of blood pumping through areas where the wall of the aorta has weakened. Because the section of the aorta is weakened, it has the potential to either rupture (burst) or dissect (layers of the abdominal aortic wall separate) which can cause life-threatening, uncontrolled internal bleeding. Risk factors include being a smoker (current or history of smoking), being over the age of 60, being male (incidence in males is 4 to 5 times greater than in females), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight, atherosclerosis (plaque in the artery walls) or having a connective tissue disorder (Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome).

Free parking vouchers available ONLY to those who are signed up for a screening. If you are a member of the public who would like attend Wear Red Day and have not signed up for a screening, parking will cost $10.

Call (352) 594-6239 if you have questions or to sign up over the phone

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