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Peripheral Artery Disease Screening

Posted: September 16, 2009

Take Steps to Learn About P.A.D.

One in 20 Americans over the age of 50 has peripheral arterial disease, or P.A.D. It develops when arteries in your legs become clogged with plaque – fatty deposits that limit blood flow. Like clogged arteries in the heart, clogged arteries in the legs mean you are at risk for heart attack or stroke. Timely detection and treatment of P.A.D. can improve your quality of life, help you keep your independence and mobility, and reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, leg amputation or even death.

Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.): A matter of life and limb

If you experience leg cramps and aching, diabetes or heart disease, this presentation may provide insight into what could be going on, and offer some solutions. Dr. Jihad Mustapha, a Metro Health heart and vascular specialist, will discuss PAD, signs and symptoms, how to manage it and the latest in treatment options.

Wednesday, September 30
7:00 p.m.
Metro Health Professional Building, Lower Level Conference Room
2122 Health Drive SW,
Wyoming, MI 49519
Call (616) 252-7341 for more information.

Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.) Screening

Anyone at risk for heart disease is also at risk for PAD. Risk factors include anyone over the age of 50 – especially African Americans – with the following conditions: diabetes, a history of smoking, a history of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a family history of PAD and obesity. This is a non-invasive screening sponsored by the Metro Health Hospital Foundation to determine if you are at risk for PAD.

Saturday, October 3
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Metro Health Hospital
5900 Byron Center Avenue SW, Wyoming
Call (616) 252-7070 to register.

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