(Napa, CA) - Queen of the Valley Medical Center will present a free seminar
on a serious and prevalent condition known as peripheral artery disease
(PAD) on Friday, April 8, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the hospital’s Wellness
Center, 3421 Villa Lane, Napa.
Stanford University Medical Center vascular surgeon Matthew Mell, MD, will
share his extensive knowledge on the causes, risk factors, symptoms and
latest treatments for PAD during the seminar.
As many as 12 million people suffer from PAD, a frequent complication of
diabetes. PAD occurs when extra cholesterol and other fats collect in
arteries and reduce or block the flow of blood to the limbs. Individuals
with clogged arteries usually have damaged blood vessels in other areas
of their body, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.
Particularly at risk for PAD are people who smoke, are over the age of
70, or have diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, or a family history
of heart disease, stroke or PAD.
Most people that have PAD experience no symptoms, making screening essential.
The Diabetes Wellness Program at the Queen’s Wellness Center offers
weekly PAD screening clinics that provide an individual assessment, educational
material and same-day results so you can know immediately whether you
have this serious condition.
PAD screening is simple and painless, involving a measurement of blood
pressure in the arms and legs. This type of screening has been shown to
have a 90 percent direct correlation for detecting blockage.
The Queen’s Diabetes Wellness Program was recognized for it excellence
by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2010 through their
contractor, the Iowa Foundations for Medical Care. The program is also
a Recognized Education Program with both the American Association of Diabetes
Educators and the American Diabetes Association.
A special rate of $15 will be offered for the first 20 people who register
for a PAD screening during the PAD seminar on April 8. (The regular screening
price is $25.) Call the Diabetes Wellness Program at 707-252-4411, ext.
2391 to reserve your place at this presentation. You can also register,
at the same time, for one of the Queen’s weekly PAD screening clinics.
About Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded
by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health
care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services
provided include: a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center,
a Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of
Surgeons, a Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient
and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, and full-service
emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information
about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at
www.thequeen.org. To learn more about our Diabetes Program, please visit
Queen of the Valley Medical Center was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph
of Orange. Its mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the
tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving
the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve.
For a free physician referral call 1-877-QUEEN LINE (1-877-783-3654) or visit www.thequeen.org