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CentraState to offer cardiac and vascular screenings

By |2019-01-14T12:03:40+00:00January 14th, 2019|

CentraState Medical Center is offering CentraScreen—a series of health screenings for adults age 50+ to help prevent a serious cardiac or vascular event—on Sat., Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Thomas J. Blanchet Cardiac Diagnostic Center at CentraState Medical Center, 901 W. Main Street, Freehold.

According to The National Stroke Association, a person’s risk of stroke doubles every decade after age 55. In addition, risks for stroke and cardiovascular disease naturally increase as one ages, despite a healthy lifestyle, making early detection of a cardiovascular condition critical. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include being age 55+, current or former tobacco user, having high blood pressure, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle, among others.

The one-hour, CentraScreen appointment includes the following screenings:

  • Heart rhythm
  • Hypertension
  • Carotid artery
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • PAD (peripheral artery disease)
  • Grip strength, gait and balance
  • Memory

The screening cost is $139 and is not covered by insurance. Screening results are generally provided within 7-10 business days. The results are provided to patients and their primary care physician, if the name and appropriate contact information is provided for their primary care physician at the time of the screening. CentraState will send a certified letter to the patient and their primary care physician should the screening find an immediate need for follow-up intervention. CentraState recommends all participants with abnormal screening results to take the report to their physician. It is each patient’s responsibility to follow up on any results with their physician/practitioner. Appropriate modification of risk factors, including high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, diabetes, and poor diet, is also necessary for cardiovascular disease prevention. Screenings cannot detect all forms of stroke risk or cardiovascular disease. All tests are for screening purposes only. Patients should consult with their personal physician regarding their screening results.

Space is limited and registration is required. A light breakfast will be provided. For more information or to schedule an appointment time for the CentraScreen, visit the registration page or call 732-308-0570.