Parkridge Offers AngioScreen Screening On Aug. 13

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Parkridge Medical Center will offer AngioScreen® - a simple, non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide men and women with information about heart rhythm, neck and leg artery blockage, blood pressure, and body mass index in addition to an overall fitness assessment, on Aug. 13. The screening will be held from 8 a.

m. till 5 p.m. in the first floor classroom of the Diagnostic Center adjacent to Parkridge Medical Center. The cost for the Angioscreen is $50. A screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm can be added for an additional $30.

Each year, thousands of people in the United States lose their lives to vascular disease, a form of cardiovascular disease that primarily attacks the blood vessels and is the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. Vascular disease occurs when calcium deposits or fats build up in the arteries, narrowing the vessels to the point where blood cannot pass through. When the vessels in the heart become narrowed or blocked, a person is at high risk for a heart attack. A stroke occurs when the vessels that carry blood to the brain are blocked.

“The AngioScreen offers valuable information - in less than 15 minutes, men and women can learn more about their circulation and their personal risk for heart attack or stroke,” said Barry Bell, director of the Heart Center at Parkridge Medical Center. AngioScreen® measures Ankle Brachial Index, which is a screening test for blockages in the arteries that go to the legs. It is normally not performed by doctors unless patients are symptomatic. Immediately following the AngioScreen®, individuals will receive a consultation in addition to a color ultrasound picture and printout, and a digital record that includes a picture of their carotid arteries.


Pre-registration is required. For more information or to schedule a screening, call MedLine at 800/242-5662.


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