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BRG Offers Free Vascular Screening Series at Mid City Campus

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) and Vascular Specialty Center (VSC) are hosting a free vascular screening series at BRG’s Mid City campus. The first screening event, which will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 4-6 p.m., is designed to identify signs, symptoms and risk factors of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Additional screenings are scheduled for March 23 and April 20.

The latest research suggests COVID-19 can contribute to blood clotting. Blood clots are especially dangerous for someone who suffers from a vascular disease like PAD, which can develop when arteries become clogged with plaque and increases the risk of heart attack or stroke.

The event is open to adults over 50 who have not had a screening in the past two years. Screening participants will receive a vascular ultrasound. Major risk factors for PAD include older age, smoking, those with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and physical inactivity.

Screenings will take place at Mid City Specialty Center, which is located on BRG’s Mid City campus at 3600 Florida Blvd. It is free, but space is limited and registration is required. All participants are required to wear masks, and the event will be set up with safety precautions in mind. Participants are asked to come at their scheduled time in order to maintain social distancing guidelines.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three 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 is affiliated with several medical school programs, 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 @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.