Southern Ohio Medical Center will be holding a free health screening at their Feb. 21st Learn with Heart event in the Friends Community Center. The screening will include a total cholesterol screening and a heart risk analysis.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American men and women,” Amy Fraulini, director of SOMC’S Heart and Vascular Services, said. “We’re offering the community an opportunity to learn more about heart disease and the signs of a heart attack. We want our friends and neighbors to reduce their risk so they can live a long, healthy life.”
Most heart attacks start slowly with mild pain or discomfort. Signs of a heart attack include:
- Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body, such as one or both arms, the back, neck jaw or stomach
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea and/or vomiting, cold sweats or dizziness
There are also less recognizable signs of a heart attack, such as fatigue or a feeling of impending doom.
The health screening is free, but pre-registration is required. To schedule an appointment, call 740-356-7665.