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Lifeline Screening

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

 

                                   September is PAD and Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

 

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of irregular heartbeat and is a leading risk factor for stroke.  Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a vascular condition related to heart disease and stroke.

 

What do they both have in common? They are both detectable with simple, painless screening.

 

This is why First Baptist Church of Gentry is hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings on Friday, September 28, 2018.   The screenings provided focus on vascular disease, including atrial fibrillation and peripheral arterial disease.  

 

Screenings are fast, painless and affordable.  Three key tests check for blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke.  Nearly 800,000 strokes will occur this year.

 

Other tests check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and PAD, also called “hardening of the arteries” in the legs. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Many events also offer blood tests, including cholesterol, glucose and c-reactive protein screenings, as well as take-home colon cancer early detection tests.

 

Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $70.

 

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-653-6441 or go to www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle   or text the word circle to 797979. Pre-registration is required.

 

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