Free PAD screenings July 18

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Appointments are now being taken for the Friday, July 18 PAD (peripheral artery disease) screening program at Cape Regional Medical Center.

To make an appointment, call Center for Lifestyle Management Coordinator Bonnie Kratzer at 609-463-4043.

A brief history of symptoms and current health conditions will be requested when patients call for an appointment. The 15-minute ultrasound screening procedure is noninvasive and involves taking blood pressures of your arms and pressures with ultrasound readings of your ankles.

This free screening program is offered 9 a.m.-noon on the second Friday of each month at the Medical Center. Patients are asked to enter through the patient entrance.

Individuals who experience a feeling of heaviness or pain in their legs while walking should schedule an appointment. A common cause of such leg pain may be poor circulation or peripheral artery disease (PAD). This condition affects nearly 10 million Americans. If not treated, PAD can impair your ability to walk or lead to other serious conditions.

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