Stroke screening being offered to Alexandria residentsStroke Detection Plus, a mobile ultrasound service that does preventative health screenings throughout the Midwest, will be conducting stroke and vascular screenings in Alexandria on Thursday, September 25 at the Eagles Lodge.
Stroke Detection Plus, a mobile ultrasound service that does preventative health screenings throughout the Midwest, will be conducting stroke and vascular screenings in Alexandria on Thursday, September 25 at the Eagles Lodge.
The company specializes in identifying the third leading cause of death, the number one leading cause of nursing home admission, and the number one leading cause of disability, which is stroke.
Stroke Detection Plus’ goal is to prevent disease before it disables. Using ultrasound for early detection, 75 to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. Furthermore, the condition of plaque buildup that leads to stroke can be reversed.
Stroke Detection Plus screens the carotid arteries looking for plaque buildup or blockage. The vast majority of strokes occur because of a lack of blood flow to the brain. This test can determine the percentage of blockage restricting that flow.
The second test looks for aortic aneurysm, which is an enlargement of the vessel that feeds the lower extremities with blood.
The third test is for peripheral vascular disease, which is blockage in the arms and legs. An abnormal result here puts people at a 4 to 6 times greater risk of coronary artery disease.
The final screening is for osteoporosis, which looks for low or abnormal bone mass.
All four tests are $120, or any three tests are $100 and each individual test is $40.
The screening will be held at the Eagles Lodge, 526 North Nokomis Street in Alexandria on Thursday, September 25 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling toll free 1-877-732-8258.