December 7: Vascular Health Screening Day
|Date||Saturday, December 7, 2013|
|Time||8 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
Sisters of Charity Hospital
Call HealthConnection at (716) 706-2112
The vascular system is made up of the vessels that carry our blood: arteries and veins.
While some vascular diseases don't produce any symptoms, they can be detected with tests that could result in life-saving treatment.
Free Vascular Screenings
On Saturday, December 7, 2013, we will screen for:
Carotid artery disease: a disease in which called plaque builds up inside the carotid arteries and can lead to stroke. Carotid artery disease causes more than half of strokes in the United States.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm: this occurs when the large blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs becomes abnormally large or balloons outward. Aneurysms often have no symptoms. The larger the aneurysm, the more likely it is to rupture and break open.
Peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.): a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. P.A.D. increases your risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and mini-stroke.
- Blood Pressure Screening
- Cholesterol Screenings
- Glucose Screenings
- Bone Density Testing
- Flu Shots
All services subject to availability.
Eligibility for Screenings
Screenings are open to men and women over 55, who smoke or have one or more of the following medical conditions: high blood pressure, diabetes, heart/leg ailments, family history of heart disease, or prior stroke.
Autographs from Buffalo Sabres Alumni
Autographs from your favorite Buffalo Sabres Alumni will be available throughout the day.
*Buffalo Sabres Alumni subject to availability
Registration is required. To register, please call HealthConnection at (716) 706-2112.
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