ELGIN VASCULAR SCREENING
St. Alexius Medical Center is committed to the overall health and well being of the community and will be conducting a FREE vascular screening. If you are 50 years of age or older with a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, or if you have a family history of heart or vascular disease, you are eligible to participate.
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Mountain time)
Location: Elgin Community Clinic, 603 East Street N, Elgin ND 58533
Cost: FREE ~ Appointments are required and can be made by calling 701-530-7749.
• Peripheral Artery Screening: Screens for plaque buildup in the leg arteries which can cause burning and discomfort in the legs.
• Carotid Artery Screening: Screens for plaque buildup in the arteries of the neck which can lead to stroke.
• Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening: Screens for enlargement (aneurysms) in the abdominal aorta which can rupture if not monitored and/or treated.
Participants should fast at least 2 hours prior to screening.
Health screenings are not intended to replace a consultation with your physician. The goals of a health screening are to alert people of a health risk that might otherwise go undetected and recommend follow up with a physician as needed. The St. Alexius Community Health and Wellness Program provides education on the risk factors that increase one's chances of developing a health condition as well as lifestyle choices that can help reduce those risks.