FREE Cardiovascular Disease Screenings coming to Kent Island

Free cardiovascular screenings are coming to Kent Island starting Wednesday, February 18, 2009.

Cardiovascular disease in the number one cause of death in men and women in the United States. One million Americans die of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disorders every year. That means 2 out of every 5 deaths or one life every 33 seconds. In 2000, John D. Martin, MD and Louise O. Hanson, CRNP founded the Dare to C.A.R.E. program to inform the community about the threat and treatment of cardiovascular disease and provide free vascular screenings to detect the disease.

You are eligible for this free screening if you are age 60 or older or over the age of 50 with risk factors such as family history or stroke or heart attack, diabetes, a smoker, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

This is a non-invasive ultrasound examination of the carotid arteries in the neck, the aorta in the abdomen and an evaluation of the circulation in your legs. You will receive the results in the mail and a copy will be forwarded to your primary care physician.

The free screenings will be done on Wednesday’s ONLY at CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES, P.C. in the AAMC Health Services – Kent Island Building
1630 Main Street, Suite 208 Chester.

Dare to C.A.R.E. is a non-profit organization which runs completely on donations from outside organizations and individuals.

To sign up or for more information, please call 410-573-9483. You can also visit our website at