CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport offers a peripheral arterial disease
(PAD) screening to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and amputation. PAD is a vascular disease that occurs when the arteries that carry the blood to the arms and legs become blocked, interfering with the normal flow of blood. Affecting an estimated 8 million Americans, PAD is a red flag for several life-threatening diseases including heart attack, stroke, and amputation. The disease becomes more common as one gets older, and by age 65, about 12-20 percent of the population has it.
During the PAD screening, an ankle brachial index test is used to detect PAD. This quick, simple and painless test compares the blood pressure in the legs to the blood pressure in the arms to determine how well the blood is flowing and if there is a need for additional test.
Please call 979-285-1822 to reserve your spot for a free screening. A prescreening process will occur before completion of registration.