Heart screening EKG exam set for Proctorville KDMC

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, October 25, 2012


ASHLAND, Ky. — King’s Daughters Medical Center is offering a free healthy heart screening and EKG test beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 on the KDMC Mobile Health Unit at Hamilton Automotive, 7982 State Route 7, Proctorville.

A Kentucky Heart Institute specialist will review screening results.

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The screening, which includes an EKG, total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels, is sponsored by King’s Daughters in cooperation with the Kentucky Heart Foundation. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362). Fasting is not required.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for more than 34 percent of all deaths annually. Every 38 seconds, an American dies of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association.

An EKG is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of yourheart. It also is used to check the health of the heart, especially when conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are present.

To be eligible, participants must be at least 50 years of age and not have participated in a KDMC heart/vascular screening in the past 12 months. Additional screening criteria may apply, which allow us to see those at greatest risk for heart disease.

This program is sponsored, in part, by grant funding from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s Healthy Futures Initiative and the Social Innovation Fund of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

KDMC is a locally controlled, not-for-profit, 465-bed regional referral center, offering comprehensive cardiac, vascular, medical, surgical, maternity, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, cancer, neurological, pain care, wound care and home care services. For additional information, visit us online at kdmc.com or call 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).