Ashland, Ky. – King’s Daughters
Medical Center, in cooperation with the Kentucky Heart Foundation, is offering
a free screening to detect carotid artery disease. The screening will begin
at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Kentucky
Heart Institute offices, 2001 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth, Ohio.
Appointments are required and may
be made by calling 1.866.HEART.KY
(432-7859). Vascular/endovascular surgeon Al
Addasi, M.D., of Tri-State Vascular Specialists will review results immediately
following the screening.
The screening consists of an
ultrasound exam of the carotid arteries, which supply blood to the brain.
Blockages in these arteries can lead to stroke. Participants also will receive
a check of total cholesterol and blood pressure.
The carotid screening is available to people age 50 and
older. It is recommended for those who:
Additional screening criteria may apply, which allow King’s
Daughters to see those most at risk.
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