May 5, 2017

National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) members are encouraged to attend the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Cardiac Screening in Chicago on Friday, May 12. The screening, which the NBPA annually provides to retired players in NBA cities, are vital in detecting heart issues before they can become major problems.

The Cardiac Screening in Chicago will take place at the InterContinental Hotel, 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The comprehensive screening includes:
1. A medical history evaluation checking for heart disease risk factors;
2. Full echocardiogram checking for problems with heart muscles and valves;
3. Carotid ultrasound checking for thickness of the carotid wall as an indication of atherosclerosis;
4. Blood pressure and a resting 12-lead EKG checking for arrhythmias and heart muscle damage;
5. LabCorp-performed blood work and a complete lipid panel checking for cholesterol and triglyceride levels; and
6. A consultation with a group of cardiologists to discuss the test results and recommendations for further testing and treatment, if indicated.

NBRPA members have taken part in the screenings in the past in cities such as New York, Dallas, and Phoenix. More about the past screenings can be read here and here.

For more information, please contact Scott Rochelle at 312-913-9400 or SRochelle@legendsofbasketball.com. Visit this link https://nbpachicago.youcanbook.me/ to RSVP for the screening.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens, and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Dwight Davis, Vice Chairman Mike Glenn, Treasurer Casey Shaw, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman, and Eldridge Recasner.