Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. that morning, and the screenings are fast, accurate and available at an affordable rate.
Strokes are ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the second killer among women. Through preventive screenings, the risk of having a stroke can be greatly reduced. These screenings are fast, painless and low-priced, and they involve the use of ultrasound technology and scan for potential health problems.
Some of the health problems are related to blocked arteries, which can lead to a stroke, aortic aneurysms leading to a ruptured aorta and hardening in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. Also offered for men and women is a bone density screening to assess their risk for osteoporosis.
All four screenings use ultrasound technology and take less than an hour to complete.
They include the Stroke/
Carotid Artery Screening, which helps detect abnormal collection of calcium and cholesterol buildup on the artery walls, the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening, which detects ballooning or rupturing of the wall in the abdominal aorta, the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Screening, which detects plaque buildup in the arms and legs, and the Osteoporosis Screening, which checks for abnormal bone mass density in men and women.
A vascular screening package including the Stroke/Cardiac Artery Screening, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening and Ankle Brachial Index (hardening of the arteries) Screening is $109, and to sign up for a complete vascular wellness package including the Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Screening and Osteoporosis Screening costs $129.
Since its establishment in 1993, Life Line Screening has become a leading provider of quality vascular health screenings.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for a screening at the Farmington Community Arts Center March 26, call 1-800-710-1913.
More than 85 ultrasound teams are on staff to travel to different communities, bringing the screenings to a variety of people everywhere. These non-invasive, inexpensive and painless ultrasound tests help people identify their risk for a stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis early enough for their physician to begin preventive procedures.
For more information concerning the screenings or to schedule an appointment for a screening at the Farmington Community Arts Center March 26, call 1-800-710-1913. The Community Arts Center is located at 120 S. Main St. in Farmington, and pre-registration for the screenings is required.
One can also visit www.lifelinescreening.com for more information.