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ASHLAND, Ky. – King’s Daughters Medical Center, in conjunction with the KHF, is offering a free screening to detect peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Proctorville, 6276 State Route 107.
Screenings include total cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, blood oxygen and ankle brachial index. Fasting is not required.
PAD is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries, most commonly in the arteries of the pelvis and legs. One in five Americans age 65 and older has been diagnosed with 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 age 50 and older and is recommended for those who:
• have leg pain/cramping when walking, but goes away when at rest;
• have a family history of vascular disease;
• use or have used tobacco products;
• have poor circulation or swelling (edema) of the legs and ankles.
Additional screening criteria apply, which allow us to see the most at risk for PAD.
Appointments are required for vascular screenings and can be made by calling 1-866-HEART KY.

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