Catholic Health Sponsors Free Vascular Screening | Health
Early detection is the key to treating many vascular conditions. To help detect vascular disease and alert the public to its potential health risks, Catholic Health is sponsoring a free “Vascular Health Screening & More” on Saturday, May 5 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Living Independently for Elders Center at the OLV Senior Neighborhood, 55 Melroy Avenue in Lackawanna. Other screening tests available include diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, macular degeneration, falls prevention and body composition.
According to the American Vascular Association, vascular disease continues to be under-diagnosed in the United States, despite its potential for complications like stroke, loss of limbs or death. Millions of older Americans suffer from some type of circulatory disease, like Carotid Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysms, and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Often times, there are no warning signs and these conditions can go undetected until a serious medical complication occurs.
The vascular screening is open to anyone over 50, who smokes or has one or more of the following medical conditions: high blood pressure, diabetes, heart or leg ailments, family history of heart disease, and prior stroke. The screening tests are painless and take about 30 minutes to complete.
Participants must meet eligibility requirements and appointments are necessary for the vascular screening. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at 447-6205.