Tags: Community & Outreach
March 04, 2014CUMMING, Ga. — Northside Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute is offering a free screening to determine risk for heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease, or CVD.
CVD remains the number one 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 your risk.
It is essential that you measure your risk for CVD and make a plan for how you can prevent it.
The free screening will take place Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at Northside Hospital-Forsyth Education Center, third floor, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive in Cumming.
A comprehensive screening will be administered by health care professionals and will include a risk assessment, blood pressure reading, total cholesterol (HDL, ratio of TC/HDL) and glucose testing, body mass index (BMI) analysis, and a one-on-one consultation with a healthcare professional.
The screening is free, but registration is required. Call 404-845-5555 and press "0" to schedule an appointment.