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
Appointments are required. Public transportation is highly recommended. Call Rush physician referral services at (888) 352-RUSH to register or for more information.
Named as one of the top heart programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and Thomson Healthcare,
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 www.lkcf.org.
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 www.lifelinescreening.com.