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Mobile stroke screening offered in Alexandria

Stroke Detection Plus will be screening on Tuesday, October 13 at the Eagles Lodge in Alexandria from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Individuals may schedule any single test for $40 each, any three tests for $100, or a complete wellness profile consisting of all four tests for $120. Farm Bureau members will be charged $80 for all four tests.

A two-minute virtual tour of the screenings being offered can be found on the Stroke Detection Plus website,

Appointments are necessary. To set up an appointment, call toll-free 1-877-732-8258.

Many people go through their daily routines without realizing how close they are to suffering a life-threatening stroke.

Unfortunately, most people don't notice a sign or symptom until after a stroke occurs. That's why stroke is commonly referred to as the "silent killer," ranking as the third leading cause of death in the United States.

But new mobile technology is available today to help patients determine their stroke risk in advance so they can take steps to improve their health.

Stroke Detection Plus' tests help identify those who are at a high risk for stroke and cardiovascular disease, as well as osteoporosis. The company uses ultrasound technology to find blockages in the body's blood vessels that could lead to a stroke.

During a screening, a certified ultrasound technician performs four preventative tests: carotid artery or stroke screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, peripheral arterial disease screening and an osteoporosis scan.

If a test discovers a potential health problem, an on-staff nurse for Stroke Detection Plus will follow up with a phone consultation to encourage patients to visit their doctor for diagnosis and treatment.