'Heart Smart' event to feature free health screeningsby jmaloni
Free health screenings will be the order of the day on Saturday, March 1, when Memorial Medical Center wraps up American Heart Month with "Heart Smart: A Free Wellness and Education Event."
Sponsored by Buffalo Heart Group LLP, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Memorial's Heart Center of Niagara on Walnut Avenue at 10th Street.
The featured lunchtime speaker will be clinical cardiologist Sachin Wadhawan, M.D. His topic will be "Let's Have a Heart to Heart - Heart Disease Awareness."
"Heart Smart" will offer several types of free health screenings, including ejection fraction, which measures how efficiently blood is pumped out of the heart; EKGs; carotid Doppler readings to measure blood flow velocity; blood pressure testing; body mass index screening; and carbon monoxide testing.
Interactive informational health and wellness exhibits also will be featured.
The "Heart Smart" event is free. A light luncheon will be provided. For more information, call 716-278-4569.