News Release

April 19, 2006

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

May 12: Cardiovascular Screenings in Avon

Offered by the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Experts from the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center will offer cardiovascular screenings, including blood pressure readings and tests to help determine a person’s risk for stroke and peripheral vascular disease on Friday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Ann’s Church on 270 West Avon Road in Avon.

There is no charge for the blood pressure and stroke screenings and appointments are not necessary for these tests.

However, the peripheral vascular disease screening costs $20 and appointments are recommended. Call 860-679-7692. This test allows UConn cardiologists to compare blood pressure readings in the arm and the ankle, using a regular blood pressure cuff on the arm and a special ultrasonic device to evaluate blood flow in the leg. Participants will be asked to remove socks or stockings.

“These tests provide men and women with important information about their risk of cardiovascular disease,” said Bruce Liang, M.D., director of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center.

For more information, call the UConn Health Center at 860-679-7692.

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