Free PVD Screening at Jennie Edmundson April 27Published: April 24, 2017
Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital will hold its annual free PVD screening on Thursday, April 27, 5-7 p.m. The screening will take place in the in the Outpatient Surgery area, located near the east entrance of the hospital on the first floor.
PVD stands for peripheral vascular disease, a disease of the blood vessels outside of the heart. One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has PVD, a condition that raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Other factors that increase a person’s risk include smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a history of vascular disease, heart attack or stroke.
The PVD screening is simple and non-invasive. Medical staff will be on hand to perform the screen, answer questions, provide educational materials and discuss outcomes of the procedure.
Space is limited for the free screening, and preregistration is required. To register, call (712) 396-7600.