Learn About the Most Common Cause of Stroke
You are invited to attend a free ultrasound screening for Carotid Artery Disease on Wednesday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. The screening will be administered by the Pen Bay Vascular Lab under the direction of Dr. Julie White at Pen Bay Surgery located in the Physicians Building, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Suite 103 on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus.
Carotid Artery disease is the most common cause of stroke. When this disease is detected early, stroke can be prevented. See your doctor. Discuss lifestyle changes. Consider getting an ultrasound exam. A few small steps may save your life.
You are eligible to participate in this screening if you have all these risk factors:
Are age 60 or over.
Are currently a smoker, have a smoking history (100 cigarettes or more) or have had prolonged exposure to second-hand smoke.
Have elevated cholesterol and/or high blood pressure.
Have a family or personal history of coronary artery disease.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Call us today to schedule your pain-free screening at 593-5744.
Julie White, MD, is a board certified and chief of surgery at Pen Bay Surgery. She is also the director of the Wound Healing Center and the Vascular Services Lab at Pen Bay.