Free cardiac/stroke screening December 5 at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital

Source: MGN
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (RELEASE) -- HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital is holding a free cardiac/stroke screening December 5 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s Monsignor Klimek Auditorium (lower level), 900 West Clairemont Ave. The screening is free, private and confidential, and appointments are required. Registration will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 26 to 30 by calling 1-888-297-1940. Space will be limited to the first 100 people who register.

The screening includes blood work for glucose, HDL/LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index, heart rhythm assessment, carotid bruits assessments, diabetes risk assessment and the opportunity to discuss ways to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke.

“Despite the fact that heart disease is highly preventable, it remains the leading cause of death in the U.S.,” says Jennifer Vaughan, cardiac educator at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. “Prevention begins with knowledge of your individual risk factors. This screening will provide you with the information you need to make the necessary lifestyle modifications to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke.”