Vascular and foot screenings were held last week in celebration of the opening of the new GHS Vascular Lab-Laurens. The screens were also in recognition of National Foot Health Awareness Month. Residents at risk for stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease took advantage of this special opportunity. Appointments for the eight-hour screenings were filled a week prior to the event, with a waiting list established for future screen dates.
The three screenings offered at the GHS Vascular Lab-Laurens included a carotid screening for stroke prevention, an abdominal screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, and an ankle brachial index for peripheral arterial disease. In addition, Upstate Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center offered a free comprehensive foot exam conducted by a wound center podiatrist and wound care staff.
All screenings were held at 1073 Medical Ridge Road, the new location for the GHS Vascular Lab-Laurens and the already established Upstate Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. Information about future screenings is available at 864-938-2848 for the GHS Vascular Lab-Laurens and at 864-833-3557 for the Upstate Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center.