Health: In honor of National Heart Month, local healthcare providers offering special discounts for screenings to assess your risk for heart attack or stroke

Health: In honor of National Heart Month, local healthcare providers offering special discounts for screenings to assess your risk for heart attack or stroke

In honor of National Heart Month, some local healthcare providers are offering special discounts on screenings to assess your risk for heart attack or stroke.

Harbin Clinic’s Diagnostic Vascular Lab Rome is offering a special price of $99 for the Circulation Checkup for the month of February. The Circulation Checkup is a critical heart health screening, which includes an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening, Stroke/Carotid Artery screening and Blood Circulation (Arteriosclerosis) screening. The Circulation Checkup is painless and takes less than 30 minutes.

According to the Society for Vascular Surgery, nearly 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysm annually and approximately 15,000 die from the condition each year.

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of permanent disability in older adults. Screenings help provide a critical, early-warning opportunity against strokes.

To schedule a screening, call Harbin Clinic Diagnostic Vascular Lab Rome at 762-235-3340.

Redmond Regional Medical Center is offering their AngioScreen for $50 for one day only on Friday, Feb. 9 from 8-11 a.m. The regular cost is $85.

AngioScreen® is a simple diagnostic screening designed to provide individuals with information about their risk for heart attack and stroke.  It involves no pain, no needles, no dye or radiation. The screening will include:

  • Stroke Screening/Carotid Artery Ultrasound – Screens for plaque in the carotid arteries—the leading cause of strokes. According to National Stroke Association (NSA), your risk of stroke doubles every decade after age 55.
  • EKG of the Heart – Detects Atrial Fibrillation – the most common heart arrhythmia which increases the risk of Stroke or Heart Attack.
  • Ankle Brachial Indexes – Screening for blockage in leg arteries – PAD (peripheral arterial disease) which increases your risk of a heart attack 2-4 times more than the general population.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) – Ultrasound scan for an aneurysm, a ballooning or weakening of the wall of the abdominal aorta, which could lead to rupture.  AAA’s have no symptoms but are most often fatal if they rupture.

Immediately following the screening, you’ll receive a color ultrasound picture printout with data showing your risk for heart disease and stroke and a consultation with a healthcare professional.

To make an appointment, call the Central Scheduling Department at 855-847-0781.

 

 

 

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