Free screenings will be available to help identify many of the early risk factors for heart disease. These will include cardiac risk assessment, blood pressure, and baseline EKG. Only those not currently being seen by a cardiologist are eligible for these tests.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. today. Over 60 million Americans have some form of heart disease, and 50 millions suffer from high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
Heart disease is a condition that causes your heart to malfunction. More specifically, heart disease is the narrowing or blockage of arteries and vessels that provide oxygen and nutrient rich blood to the heart. This progressive disease can start years before symptoms finally appear.
There are many factors that put you at risk for heart disease, including diabetes, smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol and obesity. Having a close family member with heart disease also puts you at greater risk. Stress, lack of exercise and a resting heart rate of 75 or above per minute are other risk factors.
Find out if you are one of the many Americans at risk for heart disease. Call 725-4601 for an appointment. Appointments are required but all services are free.