Heart Association, Junior Woman’s Club Donate $20,000 for Cardiac Services

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: May 23, 2012– Jerry Harper, treasurer of the Glynn County Heart Association, hands a check for $20,000 to James A. Bishop, chairman of the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation. Half of the funds were proceeds from the Brunswick Junior Woman's Club's 5th Annual Red Dress Ball and were matched by the Glynn County Heart Association.

Funds will to go towards the purchase of a G.E. MARS Holter Analysis System, a diagnostic tool using an ambulatory monitor that a patient wears for 24 to 48 hours. The monitor picks up subtle ECG variations, helping physicians accurately determine which patients are at high risk for sudden cardiac death. The results are interpreted and electronically stored in the patient’s medical record.