Heart Health Screenings Set for Aug. 29

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Aug. 26, 2008 – According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of Americans, claiming the lives of more than 36 percent of the more than 2.4 million people who die each year in the United States. Currently, 79.4 million people in the United States have some form of CVD, which includes diseases of the heart, stroke, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, congenital cardiovascular defects, hardening of the arteries, and other diseases of the circulatory system.

To combat CVD, it is important to get regular heart health screenings. That is why this February, which is American Heart Month, Southeast Georgia Health System is once again offering low-cost heart health screenings.

Heart Health Day screenings are scheduled for the Health System’s Camden Campus, 2000 Dan Proctor Drive, St. Marys, are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Suite 130 of the Medical Office Pavilion.

The screenings at both locations include:

  • Lipid profile (12 hour fasting necessary)
  • Blood glucose testing
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Pulse oximetry (a test for oxygen in the blood)
  • Height and weight
  • Blood pressure

Additional educational information about heart disease, diabetes, and sleep disorders will also be available. A board certified physician will interpret all results, which will be mailed to each participant. The cost is $30 per person and cash or checks will be accepted.

Space is limited. To reserve your space, call (912) 576-6190. For more information about the Health System’s services, visit www.sghs.com.