Press Release

For Immediate Release
Feb 16, 2012
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs  

Find Out Your Risk for Heart Attack or Stroke


Neptune, NJ - If you could find out if you had an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, wouldn’t you want to know?  Even if you are fit and healthy, coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD) are conditions with little to no symptoms and can put you at an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.

The good news is that there is a way to find out if you are at risk.  It’s called Angioscreen, and it is offered exclusively by Meridian Health, right here in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Upcoming screening events are as follows:

Friday, February 24, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Family Resource Center at the Ocean Club
700 Route 9 South, Stafford Township

Thursday, February 29, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Meridian Rehabilitation at Holmdel
100 Commons Way, Suite 120, Holmdel

Vascular screening includes:

•    Carotid Artery Ultrasound: checks for plaque and blockages in the arteries of the neck
•    Ankle Brachial Index: Checks for blockages in the arteries of the leg
•    Aorta: Measures details that can help prevent an aneurism
•    Peak Systolic Velocity: Gauges the speed of blood flow, checking for narrowed or blocked arteries
•    Blood Pressure, Pulse, Body Mass Index (BMI), and Heart Rhythm
•    Immediate color report of your results, consultation with a Registered Nurse and free educational material

Every 30 seconds someone suffers a heart attack, and every 45 seconds someone has a stroke. This simple fifteen minute screening and consultation can provide you with ultrasound images and detailed information to determine your personal risk.  Not knowing about your risk of heart attack or stroke won’t protect you from them. Don’t take chances with your health – schedule an AngioScreen today and know for certain.

Call 1-800-DOCTORS® to reserve your appointment. Pre-registration is required.  Heart Month Special Offer $49.95 (Regularly $74.95)

About Meridian Health
Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for three years in a row, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence.  Recently, Meridian Health was the only health system in New Jersey to be ranked as one of the most Integrated Healthcare Systems in the nation according to SDI and Modern Healthcare Magazine.  For more information, please visit