KDMC offering free vascular screening at Proctorville Kroger

Published 9:57 am Friday, October 2, 2009

PROCTORVILLE — A free vascular screening will be offered by the King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) Mobile Health Unit, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Kroger, 6306 State Route 7, Proctorville.

KDMC nurse practitioner Debra Cummings will review patient results. The screening includes lipid profile (fasting required), ankle brachial index (ABI), blood glucose and an electrocardiogram (EKG).

A lipid profile (blood test) gives a breakdown of good and bad cholesterol levels. Ankle brachial index (ABI) is a measurement of blood pressure at the ankle to check for signs of peripheral artery disease (PAD). An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a non-invasive test to measure electrical activity in the heart by attaching electrodes to the skin. Blood glucose screening checks the level of sugar in the blood.

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Additional screening guidelines may apply, which help us see those most at risk for vascular disease. Space is limited and appointments are required by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).

Recent studies show that more than 80 million people in the United States have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease.

Better lifestyle habits combined with early medical intervention may help reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke.

KDMC is a locally controlled, not-for-profit, 465-bed regional referral center, offering comprehensive cardiac, vascular, medical, surgical, maternity, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, cancer, neurological, pain care, wound care and home care services. For additional information, visit us online at kdmc.com.