Local hospital offering HEART screenings for February

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — A local hospital is offering HEART score screenings for American Heart Month.

Baptist Memorial

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County says they will be offering the screenings every Friday during the month of February from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The HEART screening is a painless, 10 minute CT scan of the heart, Baptist Memorial says, that will measure calcium in the coronary arteries.

The news release says that although calcium is necessary for many body functions, it also deposits as plaque in arteries.

They say that research has shown a direct correlation between the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries and the likelihood of a future heart attack.

“American Heart Month is a good reminder to get screened to help prevent heart issues,” said Susan Breeden, CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County. “We are happy to provide this type of preventive care close to home.”

Baptist Memorial says no needles or fasting are needed for the screening, but a physician’s order is required and you will need to pay for the test.

You can get more information by calling (731) 986-7381.

Read the full news release here.

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