CKHS to Offer Free Vascular Screenings for Peripheral Artery Disease - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on April 09, 2012

Crozer-Keystone to Offer Free Vascular Health Eduction and Screening Events 

Crozer-Keystone will offer free vascular health education and screening events in June. Both events will feature a lecture by Gregory Domer, M.D., chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, followed by screenings. At the screenings, participants will have their blood pressure tested, undergo a brief ABI (ankle-brachial index) test, and undergo a brief ultrasound scan of their aorta and carotid artery.

Screenings are available for men and women who meet the following criteria:

  • Anyone who is 50 years or older and has hypertension, diabetes or a history of smoking.
  • Anyone who is 70 years or older.

Screenings will be held at the following dates and locations:  

Wednesday, June 6

Noon: Lecture and Question-and-Answer Session
Featuring Gregory Domer, M.D., chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Crozer
1 to 5 p.m.: Free Screenings
Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake
300 Evergreen Drive, Glen Mills
Community Room

Wednesday, June 20

Noon: Lecture and Question-and-Answer Session in the First Floor Conference Room
1 to 5 p.m.: Free Screenings in the Radiology Department
Springfield Hospital
190 West Sproul Road, Springfield
1st Floor Conference Room

Why be screened?

Peripheral artery disease is a condition that could lead to stroke, heart attack and loss of limbs. While one common symptom is leg pain or leg fatigue, many people with PAD experience no symptoms at all.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a very serious medical condition that results when the wall of an aorta progressively weakens and begins to bulge. AAAs can be permanently cured when diagnosed early. But, if undetected, aortic aneurysms can progressively enlarge and eventually can rupture, which represents a major risk to life.

Pre-registration is mandatory. For more information and to register, call 1-866-5-CK-XRAY (1-866-525-9729).

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