Free carotid artery disease screening part of stroke prevention plan
ROCKPORT — Learn about symptoms, treatment options and what to do to prevent the most common cause of stroke at a free ultrasound screening for carotid artery disease on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. administered by Dr. Julie White, vascular and general surgeon at Pen Bay Healthcare.
Carotid artery disease is the most common cause of stroke. When this disease is detected early, stroke can be prevented. The screening will be at the Picker Family Resource Center, located on the Pen Bay campus. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Call 593-5737 to schedule the pain-free screening.
For more information about awareness and the prevention of strokes, visit Pen Bay’s Primary Stroke Center website at pbmc.org/stroke or pbmc.org/carotid.
White is a board-certified vascular and general surgeon at Pen Bay Surgery. She is also the director of the Wound Healing Center and the Vascular Services Lab at Pen Bay.
The Picker Family Resource Center is located between the Women's Health Center and Urology Building on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 3 Glen Cove Drive, off Route 1 in Rockport. Use the parking lot and door nearest the Urology side of the building. Call 596-8950 for directions if needed.
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