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August 16, 2007

MAURY REGIONAL OFFERS VASCULAR WELLNESS SCREENING

        

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – In recognition of vascular disease awareness month, Maury Regional Hospital will be offering vascular screenings for stroke, peripheral artery disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm. Screenings will be conducted on Friday, September 14, and Friday, September 28, from noon until 7:00 p.m.  Individuals may select to have a screening conducted at either the Outpatient Pavilion at Maury Regional Hospital or at Spring Hill Imaging Center at 5421 Main Street in Spring Hill.

These simple and painless ultrasound screenings can help to 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 a stroke.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: a screening to detect weakened areas of the vessel that serves as the main channel of the circulatory system.

Certified ultrasonographers with specialized training in vascular studies conduct the screenings.  Board-certified radiologists on the medical staff at Maury Regional Hospital 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, check and credit card payment will be accepted at the time of service. To register for a screening, call 931.380.4044.

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