Vital test is lifesaver, say South Yorkshire twins with same illness

twin brothers, Chris and Keith Hare, who were found with almost identical aneurysms.

twin brothers, Chris and Keith Hare, who were found with almost identical aneurysms.

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Twins diagnosed with identical swollen blood vessels are calling on all older men in South Yorkshire to get screened for a potentially fatal condition.

Chris and Keith Hare, aged 65, went to be tested for abdominal aortic aneurysm at their local clinics – and were shocked to find they had aneurysms of almost exactly the same size.

The condition is caused when the abdominal aorta – the largest blood vessel in the body – starts to weaken and expand.

 

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