No appointment needed for free Stroke Check April 12

TMC and other local hospitals will provide free stroke screenings for the annual community-wide Stroke Check, coming up Saturday, April 12. 

At TMC, walk-in screenings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to noon (last intake 11:30) in Marshall Conference Center, with results evaluated on-site and available for private discussion.

Screenings may vary at different sites.  The TMC site offers a comprehensive list of screenings, including some that are unique to TMC-Stroke Check SS_2014
• Carotid Doppler
• Cholesterol
• Blood Pressure
• Glucose (for best results, fast for 8 hrs)

Stroke is one of America’s top killers, and those who survive may face significant physical and mental challenges.

In an effort to educate the community on stroke prevention, many local hospitals are partnering to provide these free Stroke Check screenings to the public on April 12. In addition to TMC, participating hospitals include Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, Northwest Medical Center, Oro Valley Hospital and both the University and South campuses of University of Arizona Medical Center. Other partners in this community-wide effort include HealthSouth rehabilitation centers and the sponsoring local chapter of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

The walk-in screenings typically take up to an hour. Many Stroke Check participants in past years have been identified as being in immediate danger of suffering a stroke. Their lives have likely been saved by taking time to be screened.

More information is available through TMC Senior Services, 324-1960, or through the community Stroke Check info line, 872-4344.

TMC Neurologist Dr. David Teeple, with the Center for Neurosciences, explains who should be screened for stroke, and why this service is so beneficial.

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