Baptist Health Paducah and Life Line Screening are partnering to find vascular disease and other conditions so they can be treated before they become life-threatening.
Non-invasive ultrasound can detect an enlargement of the abdominal aorta; find plaque in the neck’s carotid arteries, which can lead to stroke by obstructing blood flow to the brain or breaking off and flowing to the brain; and estimate bone density. Other screenings use EKG to detect heart arrhythmia, which can lead to stroke; and the Ankle-Brachial Index for lower extremity vascular disease, a risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
Upcoming screenings dates and locations are available, by appointment only:
- Sept. 8 – 9 a.m., First Baptist Church, Carterville, Ill.
- Sept. 10 – 11 a.m., Pontotoc Community Center, Fulton
- Oct. 8 – 11 a.m., Civic Center, Calvert City
- Oct. 9 – 9 a.m., Caldwell County EMS, Princeton
- Oct. 15 – 10 a.m., First Baptist Church, Harrisburg, Ill.
- Oct. 22 – 11 a.m., New Bethel Baptist Church, Benton
Screenings are priced individually or in a package. Use code PBHP-001 for discounted prices at 877.237.1383 or www.lifelinescreening.com. Five screenings, plus a disease risk assessment, are $209 or the stroke and vascular package is $139.
For information, phone Baptist Health Line at 270.575.2918.