Posted on August 02, 2017
Heart disease is the no. 1 killer of Americans, but screening and understanding of lifestyle and risk factors can help to reduce that number. That’s why Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute has started to offer the new Heart Smart heart disease risk assessment for both men and women.
Appointments are available every Tuesday and Thursday morning at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, as well as on the mornings of August 29 and 31 onboard the Wagner Wellness Van at the Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines, located outside the North Gate at 11101 Cathage Road.
The comprehensive screenings include:
Cholesterol, HDL, triglycerides, fasting blood glucose
Resting 12-lead EKG
Body fat and body mass index
Waist to hip ratio
Blood pressure testing
Pulse oximetry testing
10-year risk analysis
Review of current medications
Follow-up care plan
People choosing to participate must not currently be under the care of a cardiologist or have a known history of heart disease. A 12-hour fast is required before the appointment. Call 410-543-7026 to schedule your free Heart Smart screening.