Southwest General Hospital providing free PAD screenings on Feb. 15

Free screenings for the community

By Erica Hernandez - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - Southwest General Hospital is taking a stand against peripheral artery disease, or PAD.

On Friday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the hospital will offer free screenings for the community.

These screenings are completely painless and non-invasive and may have the ability to save lives. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Antonio's south side has one of the highest rates of amputation in Texas and the United States. Many of these amputations are a result of PAD.

All members of the community are invited.

Individuals with one or more PAD risk factors will then be encouraged to seek further testing.

 

Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.