The SVS Foundation is helping sponsor free abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings for veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ national convention in New Orleans July 22-25. The screenings are offered by New Orleans-based non-profit AAAneurysm Outreach in partnership with the VFW, the SVS Foundation and W.L. Gore Inc.
The SVS Foundation will distribute written materials for veterans, offering more information on AAAs and how to find a doctor who specializes in vascular diseases and abnormalities. The screening, in which as many as 2,000 veterans are expected to participate, is the SVS Foundation’s first event since expanding its mission in June to include providing patient education in vascular health.
SVS members are encouraged to spread the word about the screenings to patients who plan to attend the convention.