Blount Memorial Hospital is hosting a free heart and vascular health screening and education event Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at East Tennessee Medical Group, located at 266 Joule St. in Alcoa.
A free cardiac risk screening can help determine your risk for heart disease by determining your total cholesterol, HDL or good cholesterol, LDL or bad cholesterol, triglyceride and glucose levels. A 10-hour fast is required for this test.
An aortic aneurysm and carotid artery scan uses ultrasound waves to generate images of these major arteries, which is important for locating clots and determining how blood moves through your body.
Space is limited and advance appointments are required. Call 865-977-5692, Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to reserve your spot.
In addition to the screenings, a number of Blount Memorial physicians and clinicians will be onsite at the event for one-on-one opportunities with guests. A health expo with booths focusing on heart and sleep health, stroke, fitness and nutrition information, as well as refreshments, door prizes and giveaways, also will be available at this event.
Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.