You have been asked to attend Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) because it is suspected you may have Temporal Arteritis (TA) also known as Giant Cell Arteritis.

TA is an inflammatory condition (vasculitis) affecting the medium and large blood vessels on the side of the head (temporal arteries). It is more commonly seen in older people and seldom diagnosed before the age of 50. The cause of TA is unknown but if left untreated can cause reduction of the blood supply to the eyes or the brain.