AngioScreen

Peoria resident Catherine Spain attended a recent Abrazo stroke screening event. Participants get a brief consultation with a clinician and are encouraged to share screening results with their personal physician. (Abrazo Health/Submitted)

Abrazo West Campus will hold a low-cost stroke and heart attack risk assessment event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at 13677 W. McDowell Road.

AngioScreen checks the body’s circulatory system and provides information about an individual’s blood flow in the neck and leg arteries, heart rhythm, blood pressure and fitness following an exam that takes only about 10 minutes. Cost for the screening is $59 and includes a consultation to review results.

A recent AngioScreen event identified moderate carotid stenosis (narrowing of the large arteries in the neck) in several participants, as well as a new onset of atrial fibrillation, which increases the risk for stroke. Atrial fibrillation causes about 1 in 7 strokes, according to Abrazo Outreach Manager Cindy Roberts.

Participants get a confidential, color printout with exam results and photos of blood flow in the carotid arteries. A clinician provides a brief consultation to explain the results, and participants are encouraged to share with their personal physician for follow up.

“May is Stroke Month, and we are pleased to be offering this low-cost screening to the public. The AngioScreen information can be used by participants to share with their doctor examinations by their personal physician,” Roberts said.

According to the CDC:

• Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.

• Someone has a heart attack every 30 seconds.

• Every year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke.

• Approximately 8.5 million people in the United States have peripheral artery disease.

• Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men and women.

Abrazo West Campus is located at 13677 W. McDowell Road in Goodyear; RSVP for the screening event by calling 1-844-721-4068 or visit abrazohealth.com/events.