Abrazo Surprise Hospital, 16815 W. Bell Road, is offering low-cost heart attack and stroke risk screening assessments from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17.
The screenings check blood flow in carotid and ankle arteries, and includes a simple EKG for heart rhythm, a blood pressure check and overall fitness assessment. A clinician will review results for indications of an individual’s risk for heart attacks, stroke or peripheral artery disease.
Called an AngioScreen, the $59 assessment takes only about 10 minutes. Participants are provided with results that include color ultrasound photos of their carotid arteries, and encouraged to follow up and share any concerns with their personal physician.
Potential artery blockages and atrial fibrillation have been identified in several participants at previous AngioScreen events, according to Abrazo Health Outreach Manager Cindy Roberts.
“We’re all busy leading up to the holidays, but why not take 10 minutes to give yourself the gift of good health?” Roberts said. “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.”
Heart attacks affect more than 800,000 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.
“We are pleased to make this quick, low-cost screening available to the public at our Abrazo Surprise Hospital,” Roberts said. “We’ve had a very positive response to previous events and expect our Nov. 17 screening event to fill quickly.”
To register for the Abrazo Surprise Hospital heart attack risk screening event, call 844-721-4068, or visit AbrazoHealth.com/events.