Life Line Screening

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall

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Preparations on the day of your screening

All ultrasound and heart rhythm screenings: • Wear a short sleeved shirt that is open at the collar - no turtlenecks • Wear a comfortable two-piece outfit consisting of loose clothing • Do not wear pantyhose

Additional preparations: Abdominal aortic aneurysm • Fast for 4 hours prior to your screening. • Make sure the meal you eat 4 hours prior to your screening is a light one (less than 1/2 of what you normally eat of non-gassy food). • If you are thirsty during your fasting period, you may have 1/2 cup of coffee or tea and a moderate amount of water. • If you take medication, take it as prescribed. • If you are diabetic and are not comfortable fasting for 4 hours, limit yourself to a "diabetic meal" (piece of toast, 1 cup of any juice and 1/2 cup coffee or tea). If you are in doubt, please follow your diabetic care plan.

Complete lipid panel (cholesterol) • Fast for 8 hours prior to your screening.

Atrial fibrillation (stroke) • Do not wear pantyhose. • Do not wear a watch. • Keep your cell phone turned off. • Do not wear lotion or oil.

Glucose (type 2 diabetes) • Fast for 8 hours prior to your screening.