Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening Coming to Largo April 21st
LARGO - Residents living in and around the Largo community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. The complete screening package now includes a new Heart Rhythm screening, checking for irregular heartbeat, which is a major risk factor for stroke.
Life Line Screening will be at the Pinecrest Place Retirement Community on April 21st. The site is located at 1150 8th Avenue S.W. in Largo. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.
A stroke, also known as a "brain attack," is ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the leading cause of nursing home admissions. Stroke often occurs without warning, but painless screenings can help identify risk for stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis early enough for physicians to begin preventive procedures.
Screenings are non-invasive and easy to obtain. They identify potential health problems such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women.
Register for a Wellness Package with Heart Rhythm for $149. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation's leading provider of vascular screening. Ultrasound teams are on staff to travel to local communities, bringing the screenings to local residents.
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
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