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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening

  • Categories: Heart & Vascular, Screening

About This Event

  • Event Type:Screening

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common disease that affects the arteries, most often in the legs, arms, kidneys or neck and increases a person's risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Baton Rouge General and Vascular Specialty Center invites you to a free screening to identify signs, symptoms and risk factors of PAD. 

How does a PAD screening work?
During a PAD screening, blood pressure cuffs are placed around your upper arms and ankles, and then a technician uses a small ultrasound device to measure the systolic blood pressure in your limbs. The technician then compares the blood pressure in your arms to the blood pressure in your legs to determine your ankle-brachial index (ABI). The ankle-brachial index will indicate to the technician if you are at risk for developing PAD.

COVID-19 Precautions:
We are also taking extra precautions to keep you safe during the screening. Waiting areas will be socially distanced, and all participants will be required to wear a mask.

  • Price: Free
  • Registration Instructions: JotForm Registration