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Mobile health unit to offer vascular screenings at Centegra sites

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 11:29 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 11:33 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – Learn about the risks for heart disease or a stroke with a vascular screening available at the Centegra Wellness on the Move mobile health unit.

According to the Society for Vascular Surgery, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

Centegra’s vascular screening program provides immediate preliminary results on these tests: ultrasound images of the carotid artery to detect plaque buildup; ankle brachial index measurements to detect blockage risk and peripheral arterial disease; heart rhythm EKG readout to detect atrial fibrillation; risk level for abdominal aortic aneurysm; and body mass index, pulse and blood pressure numbers.

All results are confidential. Follow-up reports completed by a Centegra Health System radiologist are mailed to the patient within a week so they can be shared with a physician.

Screenings will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

• Tuesday at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, 3701 Doty Road.

• Sept. 10 at Centegra Physician Care-Spring Grove, 1906 Holian Drive.

• Sept. 19 at Centegra Physician Care-Woodstock, 3707 Doty Road.

• Sept. 23 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 Algonquin Road.

The cost is $129 for all tests.

For a screening appointment, call 877-236-8347. 

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