Free Heart Screening by Rush University Medical Center and The Larry King Cardiac Foundation

Rush University Medical Center

The screening is part of The Larry King Cardiac Foundation’s ‘Health Across America’ campaign to raise awareness about heart disease and provide testing to those who would not normally have access to this support. Addressing risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and smoking greatly reduces risk for illness and death from heart disease.

“Since screening, intervention and treatment services for these risk factors are often beyond the reach of minority and low-income populations, these populations have a disproportionate burden of death and disability from cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Annabelle Volgman, cardiologist and medical director of the Rush Heart Center for Women.

Appointments are required. Public transportation is highly recommended. Call Rush physician referral services at (888) 352-RUSH to register or for more information.

About Rush University Medical Center:

Named as one of the top heart programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and Thomson Healthcare, Rush University Medical Center is a national leader in coronary care. Working in state-of-the-art facilities, using some of the world’s most sophisticated technology, the experts at Rush are on the leading edge of diagnosis, treatment and discovery. From preventive measures to heart transplantation, Rush is helping to revolutionize heart care. Consistent with Rush’s commitment to put the patient first, the University Health System Consortium, an alliance of approximately 100 academic medical centers, awarded Rush the highest score possible, 100 percent, for equity of care and has consistently ranked Rush among the top tier of its member institutions.

About The Larry King Cardiac Foundation:

LKCF provides funding for life-saving cardiac procedures for individuals who, due to limited means or no insurance, otherwise would be unable to receive life-saving treatment. The Foundation works in conjunction with major medical centers throughout the nation to ensure that such patients receive much-needed medical attention. For more information, please visit

About Life Line Screening:

Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings. The screenings are provided in comfortable, familiar community settings such as churches and YMCAs and conducted by highly qualified health care professionals. The non-invasive, inexpensive and painless tests help people identify their risk for stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis early enough for their physician to begin preventive procedures. Visit the web site at