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Free health screenings at Heart Smart event

by jmaloni
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:45 am

Free health screenings will be the order of the day on Saturday, March 1, when Niagara Falls 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 Medical Center'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 and a light luncheon will be provided. For information, call 716-278-4569.

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