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BRG offering free vascular screenings

3 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, January 21 2015 Jan 21, 2015 January 21, 2015 7:05 AM January 21, 2015 in Health
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - A simple check-up at your doctor's office can go a long way to preventing serious issues like heart attack and stroke. That's why Baton Rouge General is offering free vascular screenings to help catch warning signs before it's too late.

"Heart disease is the #1 killer of both men and women," Dr. Andrew Olinde, a vascular surgeon at BRG told News 2's Kylie Dixon on 2une In. "We want to identify potential risks and treat them."

The event will also offer blood pressure checks, body mass indexing and additional screenings to determine if you're at risk.

"If you have a family history or certain factors you're more prone to have this problem," Dr. Olinde explains. "If we find something that's abnormal, we'll certainly relay that to their physician."

The screenings are the last Thursday of every month through April. The first is tomorrow at Baton Rouge General's Bluebonnet campus from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. You need to pre-register on the BRG website.

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