Free Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency Screening
The Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation service at Parrish Health & Fitness
Center, in collaboration with Accredo, a Medco company, is offering a
free Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency screening, Wednesday, May 25,
3 p.m.–7 p.m. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Call
321-268-6726 to RSVP.
AAT deficiency is an inherited disorder characterized by low to nonexistent
levels of AAT, a protein that protects the lungs from a potentially damaging
enzyme produced in the body. Individuals with family history of chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis,
or any form of lung disease will benefit from this screening. The screening
consists of a simple finger stick (fasting is not necessary) and completion
of a short questionnaire.
Parrish Health & Fitness Center is located at 2210 Cheney Highway
(Hwy. 50), Titusville, FL 32780. PMC’s Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation
is located within the fitness center and is a medically supervised program
that helps improve the health and well-being of people who have heart
and/or lung problems. The program uses the expertise of medical professionals
associated with Parrish Medical Center in the fields of cardiac and pulmonary
medicine, nutrition, nursing, respiratory therapy, pharmacology and exercise
physiology. Benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation include: exercise programs
tailored to your needs; better breathing and overall health; and monthly
educational self-management seminars. For more information call 321-268-6726.