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Baton Rouge General Offers Free Vascular Screening

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) and Vascular Specialty Center are hosting a free vascular screening on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 5-7 p.m. at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus. The screening event is designed to identify signs, symptoms and risk factors of carotid artery disease, which increases the risk of stroke. Screenings will include a carotid artery ultrasound along with blood pressure and body mass index checks.

“Cardiovascular disease is unfortunately one of the most common health issues in the U.S., affecting more than 92 million people,” said Dr. Vince Weaver of the Vascular Specialty Center. “It is so important to help people identify and understand their risk factors, so that they have the information needed to make a positive change in their health.”

The event is open to adults over 50 who have not had a screening in the past two years. The screening is free, but participants should reserve a spot at or check out the Facebook event.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.