Low-cost vascular risk assessment screenings will be offered at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale.
They will be available 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Assessment results can indicate an individual’s risk for heart attacks, stroke or peripheral artery disease.
Abrazo’s AngioScreen checks blood flow in carotid and ankle arteries, and includes a simple EKG for heart rhythm, blood pressure check and overall fitness assessment. The screening takes only about 10 minutes and its $59 cost includes a consultation with a clinician.
Participants get color ultrasound photos of their carotid arteries and exam results, which they are encouraged to share with their personal physician for follow up.
To register for the Abrazo Arrowhead Campus screening event call 844-721-4068 or visit AbrazoHealth.com/events.
Previous Abrazo AngioScreen events across the Valley identified potential artery blockages and atrial fibrillation in several participants, according to Abrazo Health Outreach Manager Cindy Roberts, RN.
“The AngioScreen information can be used by participants to share with their doctor and should not replace regular examinations and consultations with their personal physician,” she said.
Heart attacks affect more than 805,000 men and women annually in the U.S., and every year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.