June 17, 2011
A Simple Test That Could Save Your Life
Nashville, Tenn. (June 17, 2011) – Each hour, 100 American lives are claimed by vascular disease, a form of cardiovascular disease that primarily attacks the blood vessels. Vascular disease is the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. When calcium deposits or fats build up in the arteries, it can narrow the vessels to a point where the blood cannot pass through. When this happens in or near the heart, it causes a person to have a heart attack. When the vessels that are blocked carry blood to the brain, it leads to a stroke.
With no needles or radiation and less than 15 minutes of your time, you can find out your risk for heart attack or stroke and get information about your circulation.
Centennial Medical Center will offer AngioScreen® - a simple, non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide you with information about your heart rhythm, neck and leg arteries, blood pressure, body mass index in addition to an overall fitness assessment. AngioScreen® measures your Ankle Brachial Index, a screening for blockages in the leg arteries that is normally not performed by doctors, unless patients are symptomatic.
Immediately following the AngioScreen®, individuals will receive a consultation in addition to a color ultrasound picture printout and digital record showing a picture of their carotid arteries.
The screening will be offered on Tuesday, July 19, at the Medical Plaza Building Auditorium which is located at 2201 Murphy Avenue. The cost of the screening is $50, and appointments are available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Space is limited; to schedule a screening call TriStar MedLine at (615) 342-1919.
Centennial Medical Center, part of HCA/TriStar Health System, is a 657-bed facility that is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). One of Tennessee’s most complete medical facilities, the hospital campus is home to The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial, The Women’s Hospital at Centennial, Centennial Heart Center as well as Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at Centennial Medical Center at Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. To learn more, visit TriStarHealth.com and click on Centennial Medical Center or call (800) 242-5662.