For Your Heart Health: Check Your Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke at SVMC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Eileen Druckenmiller
(802) 447-5558
23-Jan-12
 
BENNINGTON — Find out your risk for a heart attack or stroke by attending Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) screening on Friday, Feb. 3. The screening takes place from 12 to 6 p.m. in the Seminar Room, ground floor of the hospital. An appointment is necessary.
Also help SVMC celebrate National Wear Red Day®, a day that encourages women’s heart health by joining our staff and wearing your favorite red dress, sweater, tie, or shirt.
Heart disease remains the number one killer of women and men and kills almost 700,000 people each year. A stroke, which occurs either when the brain’s blood supply is blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, is the third leading cause of death in the nation. Fortunately, the risk for both can be reduced by first identifying and then controlling personal risk factors.
Come and have your pulse, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar tested by registered nurses. No fasting is required. You’ll receive your results in a private consultation. Allow 60-90 minutes for all screenings.
The cost for screening results and the consultation are $10. An optional EKG test with a provided pocket EKG card is available for an additional $20. Scholarships are available for those with limited financial resources. Call (802) 447-5076 to schedule your first step towards a healthier heart!
SVMC is part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, an integrated health system providing care for patients in Bennington and Windham Counties in Vermont, Rensselaer and Washington Counties in New York, and Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes the VNA & Hospice of SVHC, the Centers for Living & Rehabilitation, and the SVMC Northshire and Deerfield Valley Campuses. To learn more about SVHC, visit svhealthcare.org.
 
--30--