Are you at risk for a stroke? |

Are you at risk for a stroke?

Special to the DailyThis photo depicts a sonographer performing a stroke screening. Life Line Screening will provide a stroke screening today at Best Western Lake Dillon Lodge in Frisco.

FRISCO – Richard Pollman believes he would have died of a stroke or heart attack if he hadn’t been screened.Pollman, a 56-year-old Sterling resident, signed up for Life Line Screening and discovered he had severe blockage in his arteries.”I consider (the) screening service a blessing and the best insurance you can buy to prevent stroke and heart attacks before they occur,” he said.

Glenwood Springs resident Dolores Huebinger also believes her life has been extended because of the screenings.”My surgeon said ‘I was a stroke waiting to happen’ even though I felt fine,” she said.Wednesday, Summit County residents have a chance to be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening will use ultrasounds to scan for potential health problems related to blocked arteries (which can lead to a stroke, aortic aneurysms (which can lead to a ruptured aorta) and hardening of the arteries in the legs (which are a strong predictor of heart disease). It also will offer bone density screenings to assess risk for osteoporosis.

Each screen takes 10 minutes or less. A complete vascular screening is $109, and with the osteoporosis screening it’s $139.The company started the screenings in 2003 and have been doing screenings since 1993.”These noninvasive, inexpensive and painless ultrasound tests help people identify their risk for stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis early enough for their physician to begin preventive procedures,” said Paula Motolik, Life Line spokesperson.

Strokes, otherwise known as brain attacks, are the third leading killer in the world and the second among women, Motolik said.Screenings start at 9 a.m. today at the Best Western Lake Dillon Lodge at 1202 N. Summit Blvd. in Frisco. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 697-9721.Kimberly Nicoletti can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 245, or at

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