In honor of Stroke Awareness Month in May, Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crismon Road in Mesa, is partnering with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to offer free stroke-risk assessments through the health-initiative StrokeCheck, according to a press release.
The hospital will provide free screenings that may include blood pressure checks, cholesterol screenings, pulse checks for peripheral artery disease and body mass index calculations. Additionally, attendees can fill out stroke-risk assessment checklists, enjoy light heart healthy refreshments, and will have the opportunity to speak with medical professionals such as a cardiologist, nutritionist and pharmacist regarding screening results.
The screening events will take place 9 a.m.-noon Monday, May 11, at Mountain Vista Medical Center. Appointments are required and are limited. To make an appointment at Mountain Vista Medical Center call 1-877-924-9355.
In the U.S., stroke, or “brain attack,” is the fourth leading cause of death and the American Stroke Association estimates, on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Fortunately, nearly 80 percent of strokes are preventable with proper education and awareness, according to the release.
To learn more about stroke care services at Mountain Vista Medical Center, visit www.mvmedicalcenter.com.
Mountain Vista Medical Center, part of IASIS Healthcare, is a 178-bed, full-service hospital, withall-private rooms and advanced medical technology. Designed to provide comprehensive health care services for residents of the East Valley, the hospital is accredited as a Primary Stroke Center, Chest Pain Center, Cardiac Receiving Center and a Level III Trauma Center. For more information, visit www.mvmedicalcenter.com. Mountain Vista Medical Center is on Facebook and Twitter.
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