Free Heart Screenings & Workshops Part of Free Community Health Heart Fair on February 11

Jess Gomez

 (801) 507/7455

 jess.gomez@imail.org

 1/13/2012

MURRAY, UT – Free EKGs and other free heart tests and screenings will be available at the annual Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute Community Healthy Heart Fair on Saturday, February 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Intermountain Heart Institute Community Healthy Heart Fair will be held at Intermountain Medical Center at 5300 South State Street in Murray. It is the largest heart fair in the Intermountain region.

In addition to free EKG exams, other free tests will include cholesterol screenings, blood glucose tests, blood pressure checks and body fat analysis. All tests will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Participants can also learn about common heart problems, talk to the region’s leading heart experts, get information about their diet, medication, insurance benefits, and learn how to enhance their overall heart health.

Additional presentations, activities, and cardiovascular experts from all of the different services and programs available at the Heart Institute will be offered – plus light refreshments will be served. A Life Flight medical helicopter and fire trucks from Murray City Fire Department will be on display.

“This is a great opportunity for people to get an initial assessment of where they stand in terms of their heart health,” says Donald Lappe, MD, chief of cardiology at the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of these free screenings and resources to improve their heart health.”

Workshops and Q&A with Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute heart experts will be held on the following topics:

  • 9 a.m. — “Conquering Atrial Fibrillation: How to Keep Your Heart Beating Right” will be presented by John D. Day, MD.
  • 10:30 am — “Recognizing Signs & Symptoms of a Heart Attack” will be presented by Kent Meredith, MD.
  • Noon — “Heart Failure: Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment ” will be presented by Deborah Budge, MD.

The Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier heart centers, and has renowned heart experts in more than a dozen heart specialties, including artificial heart/mechanical support, heart rhythm disorders, structural heart disorders and heart surgery.

Registration is not necessary. For more information, please call the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute at 801.507.4701.

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