Thursday, April 19, 2012

Register Today for Elk Regional's Stroke Screening!

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Did you know that strokes, which are commonly known as "brain attacks," affect millions of Americans every year? They can cause paralysis, speech and vision disabilities, depression or even death. That's why it's so important to minimize your risk!

To help assess your risk of stroke, Elk Regional will hold a Stroke Prevention Screening on Saturday, May 5 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Radiology Department at Elk Regional Health Center.

As part of the event, several inexpensive screenings will be available to members of the community:

Stroke and Carotid Artery Screening
This is an ultrasound scan of the carotid arteries that screens for fatty plaque buildup. Cost: $40

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
This is an ultrasound scan that screens for an aneurysm in the aorta. Cost: $40

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening
This test screens for peripheral arterial disease in the lower extremities. Cost: $40

Our radiologists will also offer Osteoporosis Screenings FREE with the purchase of any of the above screening tests.

The Complete Wellness Package, which includes all of the tests listed above, costs just $99.

All of these tests will be performed by qualified diagnostic medical sonographers. Your results will be read by Elk Regional's Board Certified Radiologists.

Registration is required. To register, please call (800) 370-9640 Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Let us help keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy!