Melham Medical Center will be hosting the Bryan Health Mobile Screening Truck on Thursday, August 20 from 5-7 PM and Friday, August 21 from 8 AM – 12 PM. Sign-ups will be taken through Wednesday, August 19, but space is limited. If you would like to make an appointment, call Michaela Bissonette at (308) 872-4124.
These Cardiovascular Screenings are provided by Bryan Health.
Atrial Fibrillation Screening:
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrhythmia, affecting 2.7 million Americans. Anyone is eligible. Cost $10.
To be eligible for the following studies you must be at least 65 years old or age 55 with certain personal risk factors or family history. If you have any questions, discuss your eligibility with the scheduler.
Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening:
A painless, non-invasive test called the anklebrachial index (ABI) compares the blood pressure in the ankles to the blood pressure in the arms to determine how well blood is flowing. Cost $20.
Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound Screening:
This painless, non-invasive screening detects the presence of an aneurysm in the abdominal aorta (4 hour fast required). Cost $40.
Carotid Artery Ultrasound Screening:
This painless non-invasive screening detects plaque deposits in the carotid arteries. These plaque deposits are a leading risk factor for stroke. Cost $40.