WINTHROP – The Winthrop Congregational Church United Church of Christ will host a Life Line Screening at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, at 10 Bowdoin St.

A carotid/artery stroke screening will be offered using mobile ultrasound equipment to scan the carotid arteries of the neck to visualize the build-up of plaque and measure the blood flow. All screening participants will receive information to share with their local physicians.

Additionally, three preventive ultrasound screenings will also be offered on that day:

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening – visualizes the existence of an aneurysm (enlargement) in the abdominal aorta that could lead to a ruptured aortic artery.

Peripheral arterial disease screening – screens for peripheral arterial disease in the lower extremities which is often linked to heart disease.

Osteoporosis screening – screens for abnormal bone mass density in men and women.

Anyone interested in registering, should call 1-800-407-4557 to schedule an appointment. Each screening requires 10 minutes or less to complete and costs $45 each (osteoporosis is $35). All four tests cost $125 and the three vascular tests cost $99.

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