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August 5, 2013

Maury Regional Medical Center offers vascular wellness screenings

                                                                             

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — In recognition of vascular disease awareness month, Maury Regional Medical Center is encouraging the public to schedule vascular screenings for stroke, peripheral artery disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm. Screenings are available in Columbia at the Maury Regional Medical Center Outpatient Pavilion located at 1222 Trotwood Avenue.

These simple and painless screenings can help determine if an individual has vascular conditions that may not present any signs or symptoms until they have resulted in a serious health issue. Screenings are conducted for the following: 

  • Peripheral Artery Disease: a screening of the lower extremities for plaque build-up, often an indicator of heart disease.
  • Stroke: a screening of carotid arteries in the neck to detect plaque build-up, which can lead to stroke.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurism: a screening to detect weakened areas of the vessel that serves as the main channel of the circulatory system.

 

Licensed ultrasonographers with specialized training in vascular studies conduct the screenings. Board-certified radiologists on the medical staff of Maury Regional Medical Center review all studies and provide results to the individual to share with his or her primary care physician.

The cost is $45 per study or you may receive all three exams at a discounted price of $100. Cash and credit card payment will be accepted at the time of service. Screenings may be scheduled by calling 931.380.4044 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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