If you are over 50, have high blood pressure, are a past or current smoker, or have high cholesterol, then you are at risk for vascular disease, such as stroke, aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease (leg artery blockage).
From 10 AM to 1 PM on March 29, Futura Health Screening will be offering free peripheral arterial disease (PAD) screening at the West Seattle Senior Center Health Fair, located at 4217 SW Oregon St. in West Seattle.
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According to the American Stroke Association, from the moment a stroke occurs, millions of brain cells die each minute, increasing the risk of permanent brain damage, disability or death. Click here to learn about stroke warning signs.
So, if you or someone with you has one or more of these stroke signs, do not delay! Immediately call 9-1-1.
Also, check the time so you will know when the first symptoms appeared. If it is a stroke, it is very important to take immediate medical action. A clot-busting drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) can reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke, if given within in three hours of the start of a stroke.
On July 30th, 2010, twelve Pacific Vascular and Futura Health Screening ultrasound technologists gave up their Saturday to participate in the 3rd annual Fiesta de Salud held in Yakima, WA.
Shea Kirschner, RVT performing ABI Exam
Thousands of people in this area cannot afford health insurance, but on this Saturday, many families were able to receive health services they desperately needed, all provided to them at no charge.
The Fiesta de Salud in a Multi-Cultural Health Fair that is sponsored by Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital of Yakima, WA and their partners. Over 50 booths were set up by various healthcare providers and members of the community.
The goal was to provide health screening and information ranging from bicycle safety to early learning programs. The most popular booths provided valuable medical screening, information on nutrition, physical therapy, and social services.
The Pacific Vascular and Futura Health Screening exhibit was among the most active of the entire event. Our technologists provided free PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) screening to roughly 150 people. PAD is an under-diagnosed disease that affects 8-12 million Americans. PAD causes leg pain when walking and if untreated, can lead to gangrene, and possibly amputation. PAD is also a major marker for heart disease. If you have atherosclerosis (artery plaque build-up) in your legs, you are more likely to have blockages in your arteries in your heart, which can lead to a heart attack. PAD is also associated with increase risk of stroke.
Thanks to all of the technologists who gave up their weekend to provide free healthcare service during this valuable community event.
Did you know that Futura Health Screening donates $1.00 to the American Stroke Association for each screening?
As a shared passion, this donation is used to assist the American Stroke Association’s efforts on educating the public about stroke risk factors, risk factor modification, and the warning signs of stroke.
Futura is dedicated to reducing stroke and its debilitating outcomes through early detection of carotid artery disease, the leading cause of stroke. It is estimated that 80% of strokes can be prevented though early detection, education, medical treatment and risk factor modification.
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Did you know that stroke is one of the leading causes of death and the leading cause of disability in America? Did you know that most health insurance companies won’t pay for a vascular screening unless you have symptoms, yet the first symptom is usually a stroke? Hmmmm, that’s good healthcare? Welcome Futura Health Screening. They have developed a simple ultrasound stroke screening process that will let you know exactly how at-risk you are so you can correct the problem now. No, it’s not usually covered by insurance, but it will only cost about as much as you spent on lattes last month. Imagine that!
A recent study reports that those that drink diet soda every day were 48% more likely to have a stroke, heart attack or vascular death.