Get Your Heart Health Checked on Thursday, November 2nd, 2023
This safe, painless and non-invasive preventative health screening will be here at Saint Miriam on Thursday, November 2nd, 2023. These screenings are not typically a part of routine physicals and will check for:
Cartid Artery Disease
An ultrasound is performed to screen the carotid arteries (a pair of blood vessels in the neck that deliver blood to your brain) for buildup of fatty plaque. The buildup, called atherosclerosis, is one of the leading causes of stroke.
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
A 6-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) is performed by placing sensors on the arms and legs to screen for Atrial Fibrillation. AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, and heart failure, and other heart-related complications.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
An ultrasound is performed to screen the abdominal aorta for the presence of an enlargement of the aneurysm. AAA can lead to a ruptured aortic artery, which is a life-threatening medical emergency.
Peripheral Arterial Disease
An Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test is performed using blood pressure cuffs on the arms and legs. It is important to screen for PAD because it increases the risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack or stroke.
There is no time like the present to take action!
There are three ways that you can register for this event. You can call toll-free 888-653-6441; text the word “circle” to 797979 or click here to the website: https://ecom.lifelinescreening.com/Locations-short?sourcecd=HURL001