Wednesday October 7th, 2015 1:30PM

Northside Hospital offering free Cardiovascular Screening in Cumming

By Staff
CUMMING - Northside Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute is offering a free screening to determine risk for heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease, or CVD. <br /> <br /> CVD remains the number one killer of Americans, according to the American Heart Association. A range of factors can raise your risk of developing CVD and having a heart attack or stroke. The more factors you have, the greater your risk. <br /> <br /> The free screening will take place:<br /> <br /> Saturday, Oct. 26, 9:00-12:00<br /> Northside Hospital-Forsyth<br /> Education Center, 3rd Floor<br /> 1200 Northside Forsyth Dr. Cumming<br /> Free parking available<br /> <br /> The Screening will be administered by health care professionals and will include a risk assessment, blood pressure reading, total cholesterol (HDL, ratio of TC/HDL) and glucose testing, body mass index (BMI) analysis, and a one-on-one consultation with a healthcare professional. A limited number of advanced services - EKG, leg vein and peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening, carotid and heart ultrasound
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