Northside Hospital offers free cardiovascular screening

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CUMMING, 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.