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Heart & Lung Care Newsletter Friday, July 31, 2015

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Pinnacle Health

Heart & Lung Care Newsletter Friday, July 31, 2015

Vital Vascular Services

Vascular Screenings at PinnacleHealth

The best way to find out if you are at risk for cardiovascular disease or stroke is simple- come to PinnacleHealth for a screening. The PinncleHealth Cardiovascular Institute has state-of-the art facilities and premier vascular physicians to give you the quality care you need.

The screenings offered at the cardiovascular institute include: 

  • Carotid artery screening  
  • Abdominal aorta screening 
  • Ankle/Brachial index 
  • Blood Pressure and Cardiac Rhythm Strip for A-Fib

For more information or to set up a screening, please call (717) 441-0580 or visit our website.

Banish Varicose Veins in time for Summer!

It's summertime, which means varicose veins cannot easily be hidden under long pants any longer. Varicose veins are most often caused by prolonged sitting and standing, obesity, aging, leg injury, pregnancy, smoking, hormones, and/or heredity. Not only do varicose veins hinder self esteem and cause discomfort, but they also can lead to more serious problems such as blood clots or inflammation in the leg. Most cases of varicose veins are easily treated at the Capital Region Vein Center through non-surgical methods. However, more severe cases may be treated through minimally invasive procedures.

The Capital Region Vein Center is waiting to help you and your legs get ready for summer and feel confident in shorts. Call (717) 920-4500 to set up your appointment today!

Trustworthy Diagnostic Testing

PinnacleHealth offers the most advanced diagnostic procedures for vascular conditions in the Harrisburg area. These diagnostic tests include:
  • Angiogram
  • Ankle-brachial Index
  • Doppler ultrasound flow studies
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • Treadmill exercise test
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Venogram

Feel confident about your diagnosis when you come to PinnacleHealth. For a description of each test listed above, please visit our Diagnostic Testing webpage. 

Upcoming Events

May 30   Leaky Plumbing & Rusty Pipes
June 12   Heart Healthy Eating Programs
July 13   Heartsaver CPR/AED

The Fact about Fats

Diets that are lower in fat can help protect against heart disease. Try to avoid consuming food that contain saturated and trans fats because these will increase your risk for heart disease. Instead, consume foods with the two  "good fats" which are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat which can help reduce the risk for heart disease.

Know Your Risk

Take the Coronary Artery Disease Risk Assessment to help determine your risk.