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Free healthy heart and EKG screening Aug. 5 in Proctorville, Ohio

 

Ashland, Ky.  – King’s Daughters Medical Center is offering a free healthy heart and EKG screening beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, on the KDMC Mobile Health Unit at Kroger, 6306 County Road 170, Proctorville, Ohio.

 Kentucky Heart Institute cardiologist Tina Sias, M.D., will review results with participants immediately following the screening.

 The screening includes an EKG, total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels, and is sponsored by King’s Daughters in cooperation with the Kentucky Heart Foundation. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1.866.HEART.KY (432-7859). No fasting is required.

 “People should take the time to know their numbers,” said nurse Tracy Woods of King’s Daughters Community Services, “because they can be indicators of potential heart problems, and early detection is the key.” An EKG is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. It is also used to check the health of the heart, especially when conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are present.

 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.

KDMC is a locally controlled, not-for-profit, 465-bed regional referral center, offering comprehensive cardiac, vascular, medical, surgical, maternity, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, cancer, neurological, pain care, wound care and home care services. For additional information, visit us online at kdmc.com or call 1.888.377.KDMC (5362). 

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