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Residents living in and around the Ava community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. The complete screening package now includes a new heart rhythm screening, checking for irregular heartbeat, which is a major risk factor for stroke.
St. Leo’s Catholic church is pleased to host the life-saving services of Life Line Screening, the nation’s largest provider of community-based preventive screenings, held on Wednesday, Aug. 4. The church is located on Old Highway 5 just north of Ava.
Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.
A stroke, also known as a “brain attack” is ranked as the third leading killer in the world.
Screenings are fast, painless and affordable. They help identify potential health problems such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease.
The complete stroke, vascular disease and heart rhythm package of four screenings will take about 60 to 90 minutes to complete, and costs $139.
For more information regarding the screenings, or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-653-6441. Pre-registration is required.