May 14, 2003

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Blum
PHONE: 410-955-1534
E-MAIL: kblum@jhmi.edu

Johns Hopkins Offers Free Screenings for Vascular Disease

Johns Hopkins will offer free screenings for vascular disease on Saturday, May 17, as part of a national effort to detect abdominal aneurysms and plaque buildup in blood vessels of the neck and legs.

During the screenings, organized by the American Vascular Association, Johns Hopkins physicians and staff will use noninvasive imaging tests to detect disease. They also will measure the participants' blood pressure and record their heart rhythms. Educational materials on vascular diseases and their prevention and treatment will be distributed to patients after the screenings.

The screenings will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in Room 7017 of the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline St. For more information or to make an appointment, call 443-287-3542.