Sullivan County gave free cardio testing to over 50 emergency responders.

One of the leading killers in the fire service is heart attacks/strokes, often without any previous symptoms or signs. With that in mind, the Sullivan County Division of Public Safety recently brought in a cardiovascular exam company to offer testing to all emergency service personnel and their families.

The mission of Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics is to “focus on the prevention of significant debilitating events, ultimately saving lives.” They do so by identifying people who are most at risk via testing involving echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, carotid doppler, abdominal aortic ultrasounds, femoral doppler, transcranial doppler and pulmonary function evaluation.

Sullivan County Public Safety Commissioner Rick Sauer said:

These tests were given, at no cost, to about 55 emergency service personnel and family members over a two-day period. The staff was courteous, caring and experienced, and made sure our folks had pre-test and post-test sit-downs with a doctor

A complete report of all of the testing, including any follow-up recommendations, is being sent directly to participants and their physicians.

 

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