Free Cardiac Health Screenings from Prairie Heart Institute

February 5th, 2014

Empower Yourself!

Prairie Heart Institute Southern Illinois Healthcare, encourages our community to take an active part in their cardiovascular health. Step number one is to empower yourself with knowledge at the Prairie Power Check at SIH The Place, inside University Mall on Saturday, February 22nd, from 8AM until noon.

Who Should Get a Screening?

Females over age 45 and men over 35 years of age – or those with a family history of heart disease – are encouraged to get screened for cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose. Then meet one-on-one for a personal cardiac assessment to put you on the path to a healthier life.

You will also have an opportunity to take a walk through the mall with leading Prairie cardiology experts, who can share more insights on any heart topic.

For most accurate results, we ask that you fast for 9-12 hours (no food, liquids or pills) prior to the screening.

Take Control of your Heart Health

The Place (inside University Mall)
Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 8AM – noon

Join us at the Prairie Power Check for your answers. Registration is required. Space is limited for screenings. Please call 866.744.2468.

In addition to screenings, the Prairie Power Check features topics on all things related to heart and vascular issues:

  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep disorders
  • Rhythm disorders
  • Vascular Issues
  • Heart Failure
  • Chest Pain
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight loss
  • Depression

According to the Heart Foundation, “heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately one million lives, annually.”

Your genes, your lifestyle and what you eat all play a role in your cardiac health, but there is a comprehensive way to assess your risk for heart disease. While heredity and age are large contributors to heart disease, there are other risk factors that you have the power to change to improve your heart health, and we all could use answers.