Defusing abdominal timebomb: public lecture on 28 June

Posted by vm64 at Jun 27, 2011 02:50 PM |
A free inaugural lecture on Tuesday, 28 June, will discuss the important advances to reduce mortality from aortic aneurysms.

Causing 10,000 deaths per annum in England and Wales, abdominal aortic aneurysm remains the 13th commonest cause of death in the UK. 

In his lecture, Professor Robert Sayers from our Department of Cardiovascular Sciences will look at the recent advances, such as the recently introduced National Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme and keyhole surgery, and how these developments contribute to improving the outlook for patients. 

The lecture ‘Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – defusing the timebomb in the abdomen’, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 5.30pm in Lecture Theatre 1 in the Ken Edwards Building, University of Leicester.