Community Health Talk: PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease): Understanding Your Risk and Treatment Options - Mercy Medical Center

Community Health Talk: PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease): Understanding Your Risk and Treatment Options

Posted on: September 17, 2010
Where: Mercy Medical Center - Mercy Hall Auditorium
When: Sep, 30 From 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Fee: FREE

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affects about 8 million American men and women over the age of 40. Usually caused by atherosclerosis, PAD narrows arteries in the legs, limiting blood flow to the muscles. Join Mercy vascular surgeon, Jeffrey Prem, M.D., as he presents a community health lecture entitled, “PAD: Understanding Your Risk and Treatment Options”, on Thursday, September 30, 6:30 p.m. inside Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Hall Auditorium.

PAD can result in leg pain and ulcers, as well as increasing your risk of stroke and heart attack. The risks can be greatly reduced through knowledge and understanding of the risk factors as well as recognition of the disease. This event is free but reservations are requested. Light refreshments will be served. Seats may be reserved by calling the Mercy Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662.

FREE PAD Screenings

Join Mercy for FREE PAD screenings which will evaluate blood flow to the legs as well as your risk for PAD. These screenings will take place at the following locations during the listed dates and times:

Friday, October 8 – Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County
Friday, October 15 – Mercy Health Center of Jackson
Friday, October 22 – Mercy Health Center of Carrollton

All PAD screenings are held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration is encouraged – call 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662 to reserve your spot. Walk-ins are welcome, however, appointments will take precedence.

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