Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is partnering with Heartscan Services and Maimonides Medical Center to offer free cardiovascular screening tommorrow, September 7, and Monday, September 10.
The program is open to constituents who are 50 years old or older.
The overall test requires approximately 30- to 40-minutes per person. It’s by appointment only, so allow for enough time when scheduling.
According to a release sent by Cymbrowitz’s office:
Statistics show that heart disease is the #1 killer and stroke is the #3 killer of people in the United States. Every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. dies of a heart attack and every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. These diseases are preventable if detected and treated early.
The three step cardiovascular screening is a simple, painless, non-invasive, ultrasound package that can evaluate your risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke and Peripheral Arterial Disease.
ECHOCARDIOGRAM – looks at size, shape and movement of the heart.
CAROTID ARTERY ULTRASOUND – can identify plaque in the carotid arteries which can lead to stroke.
ABI INDEX – looks for peripheral arterial disease and early diabetes.
The screenings will take place at Cymbrowitz’s district office, located at 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road. Appointments can be made by calling (718) 743-4078.
Heartscan Services is HIPAA compliant and all results are strictly confidential.