ASHLAND, Ky. – King’s Daughters Medical Center,
in cooperation with the Kentucky Heart Foundation, is offering a free screening
to detect peripheral artery disease, PAD. The screening will begin at 10
a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, on the KDMC Mobile Health Unit at
the Olive Hill Senior Citizen Center, 220 Railroad St., Olive Hill.
Appointments are required and may
be made by calling 1.866.HEART.KY
(432-7859). Results will be read by vascular/endovascular surgeon Brandon Law,
M.D., of Tri-State Vascular Specialists.
One in five Americans over age 65
suffer from PAD but only about 20 percent get the recommended treatment,
according to the American Heart Association. PAD is a serious condition that,
left untreated, could lead to amputation or death.
The screening is open to persons
ages 50 and older and is recommended for those who:
Additional screening criteria
apply, which allow us to see those most at risk for PAD.
The vascular screening consists
The Kentucky Heart Foundation is a nonprofit organization
working to improve the life expectancy of people affected by cardiovascular
disease. The foundation oversees cardiac research, education and prevention programs
and is closely linked with heart and vascular specialists at King’s Daughters
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 kdmc.com, or
call 1.888.377.KDMC (5362).
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