Tuesday, June 12, 2007

AAA reminder

The Sun-Times today ran an article about a subject near and dear to my heart. The article was about someone who survived a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, and urging people who fit a certain profile to get tested.

"Fighting a silent killer: Because they normally don't have any symptoms before they rupture, aortic aneurysms often don't get spotted until it's too late, making this man one lucky guy" is the main article, with an accompanying health blog entry about "You have an AAA: now what?"

Why is this subject so near and dear to my heart? It's what killed my Dad two years ago.

The article didn't seem to offer much new information over this article from a few years ago, but it's good to see it raising awareness.

If you fit the profile, please get tested.

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