The Healthy Heart
Vascular Risk Optimization Clinic (VROC)
There are many ways for people to find out that they are at risk of having a heart attack or stroke, the scariest of which is having one. Or, like the 56-year-old women in the photo above, who stopped at one of our blood pressure clinics to find out, much to her shock, that her blood pressure was 247/152…a life threatening blood pressure.
The Peterborough Regional Vascular Health Network is able to offer the people of Peterborough and surrounding area the opportunity to be assessed for vascular disease. This assessment will help determine ones risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Read on to learn more about the Vascular Risk Optimization Clinic (VROC) and to find out how you can become involved.
The VROC is a program that optimizes vascular care facilitated by a team approach of cardiologists, family doctors and specially trained nurses. Improved vascular care, with a focus on prevention, decreases vascular disease. Simply put, this leads to fewer heart attacks and strokes. Vascular disease poses many problems for people. The number one problem is that often there are no symptoms until a real problem occurs. We know this; we have talked about early intervention and prevention for decades. The VROC puts our knowledge into action. We look for vascular disease and do something about it before it shows itself in catastrophic ways. Strokes and heart attacks are scary business. The VROC empowers people to take positive steps away from vascular disease and towards vascular health.
We are most interested in helping those that do not know they have a problem brewing.
If you are:
Exceptions to above.
Once you are identified as being suitable to participate:
We congratulate you on taking the opportunity to learn more about and improve your vascular health. The most important thing about vascular disease is that it be found and managed.
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