AGH Offers Free Community Peripheral Arterial Disease Screenings


Peripheral Arterial Disease, or P.A.D., is a common yet serious disease that occurs when extra cholesterol and fat circulating in the blood collects on the walls of the arteries that supply blood to your arms and legs. Clogged arteries in the legs increase your risk for having a heart attack or stroke. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, one in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has P.A.D.

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is offering free P.A.D. screenings on March 21, June 20, September 19 and December 19. The 30-minute screening is designed for individuals 50 and older. The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Allegan Professional Building, Suite 250 (551 Linn Street, Allegan – this building is connected to the hospital).

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Individuals interested in taking advantage of AGH’s free PAD screening are asked to call AGH’s Community Events Line at (269) 686-4231 to schedule an appointment.

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