PRMC: Free Heart Screenings in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Heart disease is the no. 1 killer of Americans, but screening and understanding of lifestyle and risk factors can help to reduce that number. That’s why Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute offers a free Heart Smart heart disease risk assessment for both men and women.

The screenings will be held on Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to noon on board the Wagner Wellness Van at 2727 Dorchester Square, Cambridge – in the parking lot near Walmart.

Appointments are required, as fasting is required for the blood testing. This screening is free and does not require insurance.

The comprehensive screenings include:

• Cholesterol, HDL, triglycerides, fasting blood glucose

• Resting 12-lead EKG

• Body fat and body mass index

• Waist to hip ratio

• Blood pressure testing

• Pulse oximetry testing

• 10-year risk analysis

• Review of current medications

• Follow-up care plan

• Exercise/nutrition recommendations

People choosing to participate must not currently be under the care of a cardiologist or have a known history of heart disease.

A 12-hour fast is required prior to the appointment. Call 410-543-7026 to schedule your free Heart Smart screening appointment.

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