October 09, 2013FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Northside Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute is offering a free screening to determine risk for heart and blood vessel, or cardiovascular disease (CVD) on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at Northside Hospital-Forsyth, 1200 Northside-Forsyth Drive. It will take place on the third floor at the Education Center.
The comprehensive screening will be administered by healthcare professionals and will include a risk assessment, blood pressure reading, total cholesterol and glucose testing, body mass index (BMI) analysis and a one-on-one consultation with a healthcare professional. A limited number of advanced services including an EKG, leg vein and peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening, carotid and heart ultrasound will also be available.
CVD remains the No. 1 killer of Americans, according to the American Heart Association. A range of factors can raise your risk of developing CVD and having a heart attack or stroke. The more factors you have, the greater the risk. It is essential that you measure your risk for CVD and make a plan for how you can prevent it.
While the screening is free, registration is required. Call 404-845-5555 and press "0" to schedule an appointment.
The Northside Hospital healthcare system is an 838 bed, not-for-profit healthcare provider with more than 80 locations across metro Atlanta, including three acute care, state-of-the-art hospitals in Atlanta, Cherokee and Forsyth.
For more information, visit www.northside.com.