Information for Researchers


The UK Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Research Project (UKAGS) is a prospective cohort study of patients with small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and a group of healthy controls. 20000 males attending the NHS AAA screening programme will be recruited over 5 years. Biochemical samples will be obtained from each participant and all participants will be followed up through the UK Medical Research Information Service. Those participants with small AAA will be followed up with yearly biochemical sampling and clinical data collection. This approach will generate an unprecedented resource to enable the study of the natural history of AAA alongside laboratory experiments that will determine the natural history, risk factors and causes of AAA and AAA growth.

For detailed information about this project please contact the Chief Investigator Professor MJ Bown.

Information for General Practitioners

This section contains information for General Practitioners who have patients in our study living in EnglandWales or Scotland and who may be Study participants, and what this means for the patient and GP surgery.  GP FAQs can be found here


Information for Screening Programmes

Information for Screening Programme technicians can be found here


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UKAGS Contact Details

Professor Matt Bown, Chief Investigator

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences,

University of Leicester,

Leicestershire Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit,

Glenfield General Hospital,

Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QP

T: 0116 204 4731

Contact us by email here