Having a direct family member who has or has had an AAA is a risk factor of developing an AAA.
Twin brothers from South Yorkshire were invited to be screened when they turned 65. Chris and Keith Hare, form Rotherham and Mexborough respectively, attended their routine appointments to discover that they had developed small aneurysms measuring only a millimetre apart.
“It was quite a surprise and shock when we found that we both had the condition,” the brothers said. “But, prevention is better than the cure so we are happy that we had the scan and now have the peace of mind knowing that we’ll be monitored regularly.”