Floyd Memorial Heart and Vascular Center Offers Free Stroke Screening

April 7, 2010

Every 45 seconds someone in the United States suffers a stroke. It is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability and the third most common cause of death in the U.S. By just reducing one risk factor, such as smoking, a person can significantly decrease their risk of having a stroke. In recognition of National Stroke Month, Floyd Memorial’s Heart and Vascular Center is hosting a free stroke screening event on Saturday, May 8 from 7 to 10 a.m. in the hospital’s Paris Health Education Center.

The screening requires pre-registration and includes full-lipid cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index, carotid bruits and atrial fibrillation. The event will also include informational booths with experts who can address questions about stroke prevention, treatment and care after suffering a stroke.

Appointments are limited, so pre-registration is required by calling 1-800-4-SOURCE (1-800-476-8723).