Free Peripheral Artery Screenings for 55+ in Berlin on April 10
The Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center will be sponsoring free peripheral artery disease screenings for people 55 or older on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. All screenings will be performed by Peninsula Regional medical professionals inside the Wagner Wellness Van, located in the parking lot of Peninsula Regional’s Maintenance Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Preventive Cardiology Program office (in the Berlin Shopping Center located at the intersection of Routes 50 and 346 in Berlin, Maryland).
The free screenings will include testing for peripheral artery disease only. The screening will be offered to individuals who exhibit at least three prominent risk factors or one symptom. Those currently under a physician’s care for vascular or arterial health issues and those who have participated in this screening in the past are not eligible to participate.
Risk factors for vascular disease include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, heart disease and a family history of vascular disease. Symptoms include leg pain when walking, numbness in the leg or foot, stroke-like symptoms (numbness, weakness, dizziness and difficulties with speech or vision), a family history of aneurysm and unexplained abdominal or back pain.
Pre-registration is required. If you are 55 or older, please call the Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute at 410-543-7123 to find out if you qualify for the free vascular screenings and to schedule an appointment.