HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital is hosting a free cardiac/stroke screening to help individuals understand and reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke. The screening is Thursday, May 23 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. It is free, private and confidential, and appointments are required. Registration will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13 to 17 by calling 1-888-297-1940. Space will be limited to the first 100 people who register.
The screening includes blood work for glucose, HDL and total cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index, heart rhythm assessment, carotid bruit assessments, diabetes risk assessment and the opportunity to discuss ways to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke.
“Despite the fact that heart disease is highly preventable, it remains the leading cause of death in the U.S.,” says Jennifer Vaughan, cardiac educator at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. “Prevention begins with knowledge of your individual risk factors. This screening will provide you with the information you need to make the necessary lifestyle modifications to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke.”