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King’s Daughters Medical Center is offering a special Healthy Heart with EKG screening this Friday in Ashland.

The screening begins at 2 p.m. and will be in the Kentucky Heart Institute offices on the 2nd floor of Medical Plaza B, 613 23rd St. The free screening includes total cholesterol, blood pressure, sugar and oxygen PLUS a screening EKG. A KHI specialist will review participants results with them at the screening.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-377-KDMC anytime, day or night.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for more than 34 percent of all deaths annually. Every 38 seconds, an American dies of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association.

An EKG is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. It also is used to check the health of the heart, especially when conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are present.

The screening is recommended for persons over 50 as well as those younger than 50 with risk factors, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Additional screening criteria may apply, which allow us to see those at greatest risk for heart disease.

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Monday, May 20, 2013 3:25 AM
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