Free checks for deadly condition at Sheffield shopping centre

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Men can be checked for a potentially life-threatening condition during free screening sessions.

Meadowhall shopping centre is supporting the South Yorkshire Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm programme with the events, happening this Saturday, as well as on November 1, from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

The aneurysms - a bulge in the aorta, the main artery in the body - often go undetected and are predominantly found in men. If they rupture or burst they can prove fatal.

The test, provided by the NHS, is a simple ultrasound scan, and the mobile screening bus will be stationed in the centre’s orange zone car park.