Vascular screenings offered free

DOWNEY - The Vascular Access Center at 11411 Brookshire Ave., Suite 301, in Downey is offering residents free screenings for vascular diseases on Sept. 25.Vascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. Those at highest risk, according to the Vascular Access Center, are people over age 50 who have a family history of cardiovascular disease and/or have diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Smokers and people who are overweight and/or lead an inactive lifestyle are also at greater risk. Screenings will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will be screened for peripheral vascular disease, which is often an early warning sign of heart attack, stroke, aneurysms and other diseases. To schedule an appointment, call (562) 862-4027.

********** Published: September 18, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 22