Are you 60 or older? Are you a current or past smoker? Smoking is the single most important risk factor for vascular disease. Other major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and a family history of aortic aneurysm. Aneurysms and strokes, common conditions caused by vascular disease, can strike suddenly and without warning. That's why it's best to identify and treat underlying causes before symptoms appear at this free screening. Pre-registration and a brief qualifying interview are required. No walk-ins accepted. Call (631) 638-1670 to register for an upcoming vascular screening.
Stony Brook health professionals offer a variety of screenings at health fairs and community events throughout Suffolk County. For more information, call (631) 444-5250.
To view a full listing of upcoming community events at Stony Brook Medicine, please see our events calendar.
Everyone can benefit from getting heart smart — learn more about your own heart health today by taking this brief heart health risk assessment. For more information about heart disease risk factor assessment, call the Heart Institute at (631) 44-HEART (444-3278).