September is PAD and Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019


September is PAD and Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month


Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of irregular heartbeat and is a leading risk factor for stroke. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a vascular condition related to heart disease and stroke.


What do they both have in common? They are both detectable with simple, painless screening.


This is why the Grace United Methodist Church is hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings on September 19, 2019. The screenings provided focus on vascular disease, including atrial fibrillation and peripheral arterial disease.


Screenings are fast, painless and affordable. Three key tests check for blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke. Nearly 800,000 strokes will occur this year.


Other tests check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and PAD, also called “hardening of the arteries” in the legs. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Many events also offer blood tests, including cholesterol, glucose and c-reactive protein screenings, as well as take-home colon cancer early detection tests.


Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $70.


For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-679-5192 or go to or text the word circle to 797979. Pre-registration is required.

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