The local hospital is offering a comprehensive screening package to identify a person’s risk for having a stroke so that steps can be taken to prevent it from occurring. The campaign is designed to save lives and increase public awareness of stroke.

The StrokeScore & More screening will be on Wednesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 26.  The sessions will last approximately one hour and an appointment is required. The complete screening package is $100 and will include the following screenings:

• Stroke Self-Assessment

• Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) to screen for peripheral vascular disease

• Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Ultrasound to screen for weaknesses in the wall of the aorta

• Carotid Artery Screening to detect plaque build-up in the carotid arteries of the neck

• Lipid Profile to measure total cholesterol, the good (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and glucose. A 12-hour fast is required. (Medications can be taken with water. If you have diabetes, check with your physician before fasting.)

• EKG to analyze heart rhythm and measure electrical activity

• Blood Pressure to detect high blood pressure

For further information or to make an appointment, one can call 865.453.WELL.

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