Residents living in and around the Amite community can be screened to help prevent a stroke. The complete screening package now includes a new Heart Rhythm screening, checking for irregular heartbeat, which is a major risk factor for stroke.
Lifeline Screening, the nation's leaading provider of preventive health screenings, will be at the First Baptist Church of Amite on January 15th. The site is located at 117 East Olive Street in Amite. Appointments will begin at 9:00 a.m.
A stroke, also known as "brain attack," is ranked as the third leading cause of death in the United States and often occurs without warning. In fact, four out of five people who suffer a stroke have no apparent warning signs prior to the stroke. The good news is that with early detection 80% of strokes can be prevented.
Screenings are painless, accurate, and affordable. They help identify potential health problems such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women.
Register for a Wellness Package with Heart Rhythm for $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 1-877-237-1287. Pre-registration is required.