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Friday, July 06, 2012 - Vascular screenings offered

Do you have 20 minutes to add years to your life? You can help prevent vascular disease with a painless, low-cost screening. Weekly appointments are available and will be held at Iowa City Heart Center, PC, Suite 400, Mercy Medical Plaza, 540 E Jefferson Street, Iowa City.

This $99 screening package includes stroke/carotid artery ultrasound, abdominal aortic ultrasound, ankle-brachial index, and blood pressure checks. All results are reviewed by Mercy cardiologist Rick Ammar, MD.

Vascular disease is among the leading causes of death in the United States. However, it is generally without symptoms until a catastrophic event occurs, such as a stroke or aneurysm rupture.

The screenings are recommended for people 55 years or older with cardiovascular risk factors such as a history of high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, smoking, high cholesterol, or known cardiovascular disease.

To make your appointment, call Iowa City Heart Center at 319-339-3883. Payment can be by check, cash, or credit card and can be made at the time of the appointment.