As part of American Heart Month, Carolinas Medical Center Union will offer free heart screenings for women on Feb. 19 from 8-11 a.m in the hospital’s Outpatient Treatment Pavilion, 600 Hospital Drive, Monroe.
“Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States,” Cardiologist Tori Bradsher said. “Every woman needs to know what cardiovascular disease is, what the risk factors are, why more women than men die of the disease and what they can do to minimize their risk of heart disease. A healthy heart screening provides the patient and their physician with important information used to determine if they’re at risk for heart disease and what type of intervention may be needed to reduce the chances of a heart attack or stroke,” Bradsher said.
The screening measures a patient’s total blood cholesterol, blood sugar level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and waist circumference. Cardiologists from Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute will be on hand to evaluate all test results and answer any questions.
Appointments will be required. For more information, call 704-993-2265.