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County Provides Free Cardio Testing to Local Emergency Responders

Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics' mobile test van

Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics brought this van to the Sullivan County Emergency Services Training Facility in White Lake to test more than 50 local first-responders for risk of heart attack and stroke.

White Lake, NY – 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.

“These tests were given, at no cost, to about 55 emergency service personnel and family members over a two-day period,” said Sullivan County Public Safety Commissioner Rick Sauer. “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.

“This was a great service to those who give so much to this County,” noted Sauer, “and I hope to provide it again next year.”