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UR Medicine Offers Free Heart Tests at Greece Ridge Mall

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A team of cardiologists and nurses from UR Medicine will be at The Mall at Greece Ridge Wednesday. They're offering free blood pressure screenings to help you detect early signs of heart disease.

The American Heart Association says about one third of all Americans have some form of heart disease.

Many do not know it, that's why URMC's Heart and Vascular Center does community outreach so that more people know risks, symptoms and treatments.

Anyone at The Mall at Greece Ridge is welcome to stop by URMC's free screenings booth Wednesday. A medical team is there offering free blood pressure screenings, heart rate and oxygenation screenings to help you detect any signs of heart disease. Heart disease is the nation's most serious health problem.

Cardiologists predict that by 2030 some 116 million people in the United States will have some form of the disease like high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. Doctors say you can make positive changes in your heart health.

"It is never to late to think about your heart and even if you have had bad habits all along, you can still reform yourself and improve your overall heart health. We have shown time and again that through diet and exercise and smoking cessation that in fact individuals can significantly minimize their risk for future heart events," said Dr. Eugene Storozynsky, UR Medicine Cardiologist.

The free heart screenings are Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greece Ridge.

February is Heart Health Month. Take advantage of these free screenings and take care of yourself.

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