Did you know? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women; nevertheless heart disease is preventable and manageable.
What: February is American Heart Month. You should know? Detecting and treating heart disease as early as possible is the key to a longer, healthier life. Find out if you are at risk and join St. Joseph’s for a free heart risk screening. The screening includes blood pressure, blood lipids such as total cholesterol and HDL through finger prick, body composition to include weight and body fat and lastly a nurse consultation on total heart risk. Check out five major symptoms of a heart attack as seen listed here by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back.
- Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint.
- Chest pain or discomfort.
- Pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder.
- Shortness of breath.
Who: Open the general public for free.
When: Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: St. Joseph Medical Center ~ 7601 Osler Drive, Towson, MD 21204
FYI: Don’t forget if you think that you or someone you know is having a heart attack, call 9–1–1 immediately. For more information click here via web or call 410-337-4478 via phone.