BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 2, 2009 – 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 Wednesday, Feb. 11, from
7-10 a.m. at the Health System’s Brantley Family Medicine Center,
21300 Hwy. 82, Suite C, Waynesville.
The screenings 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
- Education materials
A board certified physician will interpret all results, which will be mailed
to each participant. The cost is $30 per person; cash, checks and major
credit cards will be accepted.
Space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve your space,
call 1-800-537-5142, ext. 7888. For more information about the Health
System’s services, lectures, and events, visit www.sghs.com.