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Free vascular screening clinic at medical center

Stony Brook Medical Center is the academic medical

Stony Brook Medical Center is the academic medical center for Stony Brook University. (March 29, 2011) Photo Credit: Jasmin Frankel

Stony Brook University Medical Center is holding a free vascular screening on Saturday, July 16, for people 55 or older who have at least one risk factor.

The screening, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heart Center located off the hospital’s lobby, will be open to people who are current or former smokers or have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease or a family history of aortic aneurysm.

A screening includes carotid ultrasound to check for clogged carotid arteries, which can lead to stroke; abdominal aortic ultrasound, to check for aortic aneurysms; and ankle brachial index, to check for peripheral arterial disease.

Those interested should call 631-638-2100 for a prequalifying interview and to register for the screening.

Walk-in appointments are not available. The medical center will share screening results with an individual’s primary care physician; people with positive test results can arrange for an appointment to see a Stony Brook University Medical Center specialist.

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