1,000 Veterans Screened for Silent Killer- 16 Lives Saved

New Orleans, LA (July 25, 2017) – More than 1,000 military veterans participated in the largest free screening event for “abdominal aortic aneurysms” in the U.S.


Florida Veterans Foundation Director Don Lanman worked in conjunction with the 118th national convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars in New Orleans, and the AAAneurysm Outreach non-profit providing free aneurysms screening to Vets that resulted in 16­­ aneurysms being discovered requiring medical attention.


“Up to 90 percent of patients, with abdominal aneurysms will die from the ruptured artery in less than 30 minutes,” said Don Lanman, FVF Director. “It’s likely that our screening saved the lives of the 16 Vets with abdominal aneurysms assuming they see their physicians.”


All Veterans over age 60, those with high blood pressure, smoke or with a family history must get screened for this “Silent Killer” with a non-invasive Ultrasound screen that is a quick and easy way to identify aneurysms and save lives. The painless abdominal ultrasound test is simple and takes less than 5 minutes for the results.