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ASHLAND, Ky. – King’s Daughters Medical Center is offering free aortic valve screenings from 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, at the Kentucky Heart Institute offices, 1709 State Route 321, Suite 2, Northside Center, Prestonsburg.
 
Appointments are required and can be made by calling 1-866-377-KDMC.
 
The screening uses ultrasound to examine the aortic valve of the heart. The exam is painless and noninvasive.
 
To be eligible, people must be age 50 or older. The American Heart Association estimates about 13 percent of the population age 75 or older have valve disease, and VHD was responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths in 2007.

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ASHLAND, Ky. – When the carotid arteries are obstructed, individuals are at an increased risk for a stroke, the third leading cause of death in the U.S. There are often no symptoms of carotid artery disease, but screenings may help detect narrow or blocked arteries before an individual has a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). 
 
King’s Daughters Medical Center, in conjunction with the Kentucky Heart Foundation, is offering free carotid artery screenings, from noon to 3 p.m., Friday, April 13, at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Grayson, 609 N. Carol Malone Blvd. 

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ASHLAND, Ky. – King’s Daughters Medical Center, in conjunction with the KHF, is offering a free screening to detect peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Proctorville, 6276 State Route 107.

Screenings include total cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, blood oxygen and ankle brachial index. Fasting is not required.

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ASHLAND, Ky. – King’s Daughters Medical Center is offering a free healthy heart and EKG screening from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, April 30 at the Morgan County Public Library, 151 University Drive, West Liberty.

Kentucky Heart Institute nurse practitioner Debra Cummings will read screening results.

The screening, which includes an EKG, total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels, is sponsored by King’s Daughters in cooperation with the Kentucky Heart Foundation. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362). Fasting is not required.

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