2005-01-28 / Community

Stroke Seminar Set For Rockaway Beach

Residents living in Rockaway can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke, according to a recent report by Life Line Screening Radiology, which will be at the Knights of Columbus on February 10.

The K of C Hall is located at Beach 90 Street just off the Rockaway Freeway and the seminar will begin at

9 a.m.

A stroke, also known as a “brain attack”, is ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the second among women.

Through preventive screenings, the risk of having a stroke can be greatly reduced.

Screenings are fast, painless and low cost. They involve the use of ultrasound technology, and scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which can lead to a stroke, aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which are a strong predictor of heart disease. Also offered for men and women, is a bone density screening to assess their risk for osteoporosis.

Dr. J. Crayton Pruitt, M.D., F.A.C.S. explained, “About half of the persons with significant carotid stenosis do not show any symptoms before they have a major stroke.

The stroke itself is the first symptom.

We cannot wait for symptoms to occur before we diagnose and treat.”

Each screening requires ten minutes or less to complete. A complete vascular screening package, including the Stroke/Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Ankle Brachial Index (hardening of the arteries) screenings is $125.

Sign-up for a complete vascular package; include the osteoporosis screening and pay only $149.

Life Line Screening Radiology LLC is dedicated to providing the highest quality imaging technology at an affordable rate.

Our goal is to make people aware of an undetected health problem and encourage them to seek follow-up care with their physician.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1344.

Pre-registration is required.

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