(NEWARK, NJ – October 22, 2014) Vascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, yet the blockages in blood vessels are generally asymptomatic and often go unnoticed until a serious incident occurs. In most cases, with early detection, vascular disease can be treated effectively.
To help those who might be at risk for vascular disease, which could cause stroke or another serious disability, the Vascular Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC), a Barnabas Health facility, will hold a free Vascular Screening on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 8 AM to Noon. The screening tests are non-invasive, painless and performed by credentialed Vascular Technologists and will include: blood pressure; ultrasound examination for aortic aneurysm and carotid artery disease; and a non-invasive measure of blood flow to the legs for peripheral artery disease (PAD) detection.
"The beauty of the screening is that it is very simple. It consists of an ultrasound test that does not produce any risk or discomfort to the patient and can be done in a matter of minutes," said Dr. Bruce Brener, Medical Director of the Vascular Center of Barnabas Health and of the Vascular Center at NBIMC. Screening is useful for those who have the following risk factors:
- Family history of vascular disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Previous heart or leg treatments
- Lack of exercise
- Over age 55
The screening will be held in the Non-Invasive Vascular Center, located on L-3 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace, Newark, New Jersey. Space is limited and an appointment is required. For your appointment, please 973 926-7591.
Established in 1973 as one of the first Vascular Laboratories in New Jersey, the Vascular Center at NBIMC continues to serve as a leader in vascular diagnosis and a training site for physicians and technologists. The Vascular Center provides a full spectrum of cerebral arterial, venous and abdominal vascular examinations and pre-operative vein and artery mapping. Accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), Vascular Division, the Vascular Center serves as a tertiary referral center for the most complex vascular conditions using the most advanced non-invasive techniques and treatments.
For more information about the Vascular Center at NBIMC, visit www.newarkbeth.org or call 973.926-7591
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