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Free healthy heart and EKG screening Sept. 13 in Ashland   

King’s Daughters Medical Center is offering a free healthy heart and EKG screening beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 on the KDMC Mobile Health Unit at Firestone Complete Car Care, 1323 Central Ave., Ashland.

Screening results will be read by a Kentucky Heart Institute cardiologist.

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 also is 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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