This is a news release from Forrest General Hospital
Pine Belt residents have an opportunity to attend a lecture about Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) on April 11, and participants who qualify will receive a free screening April 12 at Forrest General Hospital. You must attend both to qualify for the free screening.
The screening includes a non-invasive ultrasound of the carotid arteries in the neck, the aorta in the abdomen and an evaluation of leg circulation. The first day in the two-day event includes a talk by a local physician presented at 6 p.m. in Forrest General's Elm and Hickory rooms located inside Forrester's Cafeteria. Following the talk, those participants who qualify will schedule an appointment that evening for their screenings to be performed beginning at 1 p.m. the next day.
Early detection is the key! If you are over age 60 or over age 50 with risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you can qualify for this screening. Dare to C.A.R.E., a comprehensive cardiovascular disease early detection and education program, is a partnership between Forrest General and Hattiesburg Clinic Vascular Surgeons. The program is offered to qualifying men and women in the Pine Belt.
Space is limited, so register now for the event by calling FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445.