In recognition of American Heart Month, Carolinas Medical Center-Union will offer free heart screenings for women on Feb. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. The screenings will be held in the hospital’s Outpatient Treatment Pavilion, 600 Hospital Drive, Monroe.
The screening measures a patient’s total blood cholesterol, the different types of cholesterol, blood sugar level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and waist circumference. Cardiologists from the Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute and gynecologists from Union Obstetrics & Gynecology will be on hand to evaluate all test results and answer any questions. Educational materials and peripheral vascular disease screenings will also be provided.
“For women, the risk of developing heart disease starts to increase at age 55,” Steven Dence, director of Cardiology Services at CMC-Union, said. “The heart screening provides each participant with vital information that empowers them to take control of their heart health and possibly avoid a heart attack or stroke further down the road.”
Screening appointments are required and participants will be asked to not to eat in the morning before their appointment. For more information, call 704-993-2265 or complete the online registration form at www.cmc-union.org.