According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vascular disease can lead to stroke, aneurysms and disabilities. To help those at high risk, Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) presents "Vascular Screenings for High-Risk Patients" on Mondays, October 13, 20 and 27 and Fridays, October 17, 24 and 31 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center.
While most individuals are aware of the consequences of blocked blood vessels in their heart, the potential risks of blockages in blood vessels in other parts of their body often go unnoticed. These 20-minute, non-invasive screenings include an ultrasound examination for aortic aneurysms and carotid artery disease as well as a test that measures blood flow in the legs. Screenings are $50 per person.
There are many risk factors associated with vascular disease that may not show symptoms. For early prevention, those who are considered "high-risk" should be regularly screened. Patients considered high-risk are over 55, have high blood pressure or cholesterol, lack exercise, have diabetes, smoke and have a family history of vascular disease and previous heart of lung treatments.
These screenings will take place at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center located at 200 South Orange Avenue in Livingston. No prescription is necessary for this program, but registration is required by calling 973-322-7888.
The Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) located at 200 South Orange Avenue in Livingston, NJ, is one of the nation's most sophisticated ambulatory health care facilities. The ACC delivers the highest quality medical care in an environment that sets a new standard for patient satisfaction. The ACC provides patients with special amenities during their visit: health care concierge service, free valet parking, onsite retail pharmacy, free wireless internet, and onsite café. For more information visit barnabashealth.org/acc or call 973-322-7000.