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Vascular screenings offered March 4 at Ironton Family Care Center

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  • Written By: Tammi Holbrook

Ironton Family Care center will offer vascular screenings ($80) from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, located at 912 Park Ave.

Make your appointment by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).

Carotid and abdominal ultrasounds

This low-cost screening can help detect a blockage or narrowing of arteries in your neck and abdomen, which could lead to problems such as stroke or abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)

These blood pressure measurements are taken at the ankles and arms and compared to determine whether there is decreased blood flow in the legs. It also can help detect peripheral artery disease, or PAD. PAD is narrowing of the peripheral arteries, most commonly in the arteries of the pelvis and legs. One in five Americans over age 65 suffer from PAD, but only about 20 percent get the recommended treatment, according to the American Heart Association