‘A fit and healthy orthopaedic surgeon in his late 60’s visited for an Ultimate Assessment… A large abdominal aortic aneurysm was revealed. He was referred immediately to see a vascular surgeon who performed an urgent repair through the main artery of his leg. Normally, large aortic aneurysms remain undetected with sudden death being the first symptom.’ 

A fit and healthy orthopaedic surgeon in his late 60’s visited Preventicum for an Ultimate Assessment, He was known to have high blood pressure. The health assessment revealed a large abdominal aortic aneurysm which is a ballooning of the major artery running down the centre of the abdomen.  This was a very large aneurysm with a high risk of rupturing, measuring 7cm across and was also seen on the ultrasound scan. He was referred immediately to see a vascular surgeon who performed an urgent repair to the aneurysm through the main artery of his leg. Normally, large aortic aneurysms remain undetected with sudden death being the first symptom.  Five years on, this client is doing very well, having made a good recovery with follow-up monitoring revealing the aneurysm to be fully repaired.