Schneck offering vascular disease screening

Vascular disease screening will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23 in the Women’s Diagnostic Center at Schneck Medical Center.

You must have a scheduled appointment to participate.

An estimated 20 to 30 million Americans are at risk for various vascular diseases, including stroke, peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease and aortic aneurysms, according to a news release from the Seymour hospital.

In most cases, with early detection, vascular disease can be treated effectively. There are several simple screening tests that detect these problems, all of which are non-invasive and painless.

The screening tests consist of three procedures proven to be accurate in detecting vascular disease before the onset of active warning signs or a major medical incident, such as a stroke or sudden aneurysm rupture.

The cost for these procedures will be $149 and includes the technical and physician fees for interpretations. These procedures would not be covered by primary care insurance and must be paid for by the patient at the time of testing either by check or cash.

Call Rita Baker in the diagnostic center at 812-522-0149 by Friday to schedule your screening.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.