For the first time ever, Affinity is hosting a free, two-night heart and vascular screening and education event for individuals 55 years old and up, diabetics age 40 years old and up, or those of any age who have a significant family history of vascular health disease.
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On the first night of the event, attendees enjoy dinner and hear from Affinity experts about the risk factors associated with a heart attack, stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease. Come back the following evening to undergo four screenings: a cholesterol test (finger stick); an ultrasound to evaluate arteries in the neck and abdomen; a check of the blood pressure in your ankles to make sure circulation is good; and a stroke risk assessment.
According to Dr. Dr. Joseph Introcaso, the event spearhead and an interventional radiologist who sees patients at St. Elizabeth Hospital, most people have misconceptions about vascular health.
"Some folks get a wake-up call that isn’t fatal," he says. "We want to take this opportunity to educate people on the ways they can prevent having a life-threatening incident."
A team of healthcare professionals will conduct the screenings and Dr. Introcaso and other heart and vascular specialists will go over the results with each individual right then and there.
"This event is something unique to the Fox Valley because it not only provides an educational opportunity, but also the free screenings," says Dr. Introcaso.
Registration for the event is required.