St. Francis 'Legs for Life' peripheral vascular disease screenings
check for signs of arterial disease. (Richard Styles)
St. Francis Hospital is offering free peripheral vascular disease screenings to Indianapolis area residents on August 28, 2010.
In peripheral vascular disease, plaque begins to build up in the arteries that feed the legs and arms. This reduces the amount of blood flow to the limbs, can lead to nerve and tissue injury, and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
While peripheral vascular disease frequently does not cause symptoms, people with the condition may notice pain in their legs and hips while walking, numbness or weakness in their legs, burning or tingling in their feet and toes, cold legs and feet, or sores on their feet that do not heal.
The free 'Legs for Life' peripheral vascular disease screenings take approximately 15 minutes and are open to adults 50 years of age or older who are not already being treated by a cardiologist or vascular surgeon. Those who have had a free peripheral vascular disease screening from St. Francis during the past five years are eligible only their symptoms have changed.
'Legs for Life' Peripheral Vascular Disease Screenings
Saturday, August 28, 2010
St. Francis Indianapolis campus,
8111 S. Emerson Ave,
Indianapolis, IN 46237-8601
(click for map and directions)
Advanced registration is required. Call 317-782-4422 to schedule an appointment. The toll-free registration number is 877-888-1777.
Video: A demonstation of a peripheral vascular disease screening