Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) will offer its next Take it to Heart
Program on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25 at scheduled
times. The Comprehensive Cardiovascular program includes a free cardiac
risk assessment and information to help you prevent future heart
knowing your risk, you can take steps to avoid heart disease,”
Rohn, MD, cardiologist.
to Heart is a two-part program. The first part consists of an
educational seminar in the Brown Auditorium at HMC, presented by Dr.
Rohn. His presentation includes education on causes, risk and
genetic factors, diet, exercise, symptoms, treatments and medications.
The second part, held at Hamilton
Diagnostics Center, is a cardiac risk assessment including blood
pressure, calcium scoring (CT scan), lab work (total cholesterol and
HDL), height, weight and a series of questions.
The information collected during the assessment is calculated into a
formula that provides the participant with a risk percentage of
developing heart disease in the next 10 years. Recommendations for
follow up will be based on the outcome of the assessment.
This program is free and open to anyone who is not currently being
treated by a cardiologist, has not had stents put in, and has at least
two of the following risk factors: Family history of heart disease, high
blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, history of smoking and being
To register or for more information, call 706-272-6114. Space is
for heart disease
• Family history of heart disease
• High blood cholesterol
• High blood pressure
• Physical inactivity
• Poor response to stress
• Drinking too much alcohol