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CIS Breaux Bridge: Free ABI Screening

July 19 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

A colorful summer-themed flyer promoting a free vein screening event. The text reads, "Get Your Legs Ready for Summer. Join us for Free a Vein Screening. CIS Breaux Bridge, Ankle Brachial Index (ABI), JUL 19, 8-11AM." The design features flip-flops, a beach ball, and a lifebuoy.

More than 20 million Americans suffer from a condition called peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD. This is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs, leading to potential blockages in the legs.
The Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) urges our communities to learn more about this dangerous disease—the risk factors, the symptoms and the treatment options—in order to save limbs and lives. Studies show that approximately 60% of the amputation procedures performed in the United States could have been prevented. With proper diagnosis and treatment, most patients can manage the symptoms of PAD and avoid amputation or heart attacks.
As a part of raising awareness for PAD, CIS is hosting an event in Breaux Bridge on July 19th from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This event will include Ankle Brachial Index screenings.
Symptoms of PAD to look for in the legs include: pain or cramping after activity, numbness, coldness, sores or ulcers that won’t heal, discoloration, hair loss, shiny skin or a weak pulse. The risk for developing PAD increases with age and is highest for those over 50 years old. Smoking increases the chance of developing PAD three to five times. But other common risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, and a family history of vascular disease, heart attack or stroke.
Space is limited. Registration is required

Details

Date:
July 19
Time:
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:
Website:
https://cisbbjuly2024.eventbrite.com

Organizer

Cardiovascular Institute of the South
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Venue

CIS Breaux Bridge
1451 East Bridge St
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 United States
Phone
(985) 873-5058

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