Cullman Regional Offers FREE Stroke Screening

by | May 21, 2017 | County News, Cullman, EMS, Get Smart, Public Safety

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Cullman Regional Offers FREE Stroke Screening

May is American Stroke Month.

Cullman Regional is offering free stroke prevention screenings by appointment only on May 23rd and June 1st & 8th.

80% of strokes are preventable.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA), if you watch your risk factors such as:

• High blood pressure
• High cholesterol
• Diabetes
• Diet
• Peripheral artery disease
• Cardiovascular disease

These free screenings from Cullman Regional’s offer you the opportunities to check all of these and more.

Screenings include the following for all participants at no charge:

Lipid Panel
(Cholesterol and Glucose for diabetes)

Body Mass Index
(Diet)

EKG (Electrocardiogram)
Checks heart rhythms and can determine if there is a potential issue

Blood Pressure
People with high blood cholesterol have an increased risk for stroke. Significant amounts of cholesterol in the blood can build up and cause blood clots, leading to a stroke.

ABI Screening

Bone Density Screening

.

Lindsey Dossey, Executive Director of Marketing & Community Outreach, is serious about helping Cullman area residents stay on top of their health:

“The goal of these screenings is to help community members identify any potential risk factors they may have. The primary purpose is to reduce their risk for stroke. We want to help our community catch potential hazards and get them under control before it becomes an emergency.”

Screenings are by appointment only and will take place in the Colonel Cullmann Room in Professional Office Building II on the campus of Cullman Regional. To schedule an appointment, call 256-735-5600.

For more information and a complete list of upcoming events at Cullman Regional, visit www.cullmanregional.com.

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