Aiken Regional and Aiken Physicians Alliance to Hold Aneurysm Screening Event
Aiken Regional Medical Centers and Aiken Physicians Alliance will hold an Aneurysm Screening Event on Saturday, February 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Carolina Heart and Vascular Center located at 137 Miracle Drive, NW.
Advance registration is required to receive screenings and can be completed by visiting aikenregional.com/aneurysmevent
Registered attendees will receive multiple cardiovascular screenings to include imaging for cerebral vascular disease and stroke, heart imaging for aortic aneurysm and valve disease, imaging for abdominal aortic aneurysm and screenings for peripheral vascular disease, blood pressure and glucose. There is no cost for the screenings conducted during the event. Appointments will be offered for those with screening results indicating a need for additional follow-up.
Screenings are open to those who pre-register. Individuals interested in receiving the cardiovascular screenings do not have to be current patients of the hospital and Aiken Physicians Alliance, nor will attendees be added to the health records system.
“Abdominal aortic and thoracic aortic aneurysms can be deadly, but show no symptoms, known as silent killers,” says William Risher, MD, FACS, cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeon. “We conduct the aneurysm screenings with imaging that is quick and painless. The imaging then allows us to determine if an aneurysm is present. If we’re able to find the aneurysm early, it can be treated to avoid rupturing.”
Throughout the event, Dr. Risher will hold a health forum at the top of each hour in Carolina Heart and Vascular Center’s main lobby. The health forum is open to all, and registration is not required. Additional physicians with Aiken Physicians Alliance will be at the event to meet attendees.