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St. Francis Hospital - Mooresville offering free PVD screenings May 14, 2011

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St. Francis Hospital - Mooresville is offering free peripheral vascular disease screenings for residents of the Greater Indianapolis area on May 14, 2011.

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 and can lead to nerve and tissue injury. Peripheral vascular disease is common in people who are at risk for or already have heart disease.

While peripheral vascular disease frequently does not cause symptoms, some people with the condition may experience:

  • Pain in their legs and hips while walking,
  • Numbness or weakness in their legs,
  • Burning or tingling in their feet and toes while resting,
  • Cold legs and feet,
  • Color change in the legs or feet
  • Sores on their feet that do not heal
  • Loss of hair on the legs

The free Legs for Life peripheral vascular disease screenings offered by St. Francis Hospital - Mooresville are non-invasive and take approximately 15 minutes. The screenings are open to adults 50 years of age or older who are not already being treated by a cardiologist or vascular surgeon and have not had a previous Legs for Life screening, unless their symptoms have changed.

Legs for Life Peripheral Vascular Disease Screenings
Time:
Saturday, May 14, 2011
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location:
St. Francis Hospital - Mooresville
1201 Hadley Road,
Mooresville, IN 46158
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Advanced registration is required. Call 317-782-4422, or toll-free at 877-888-1777, to schedule an appointment.

St. Francis Hospital -- Mooresville is located approximately 18.1 miles southwest of Monument Circle, downtown Indianapolis.

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