BALTIMORE—MedStar Health Heart and Vascular Institute has launched a program at MedStar Union Memorial and MedStar Good Samaritan hospitals to diagnose, treat and research two life-threatening heart conditions that often go unrecognized, and is developing the program into a nationally-recognized center of excellence that has no peer in the region. Read more.
Baltimore—(October 10, 2014)—In an ongoing effort to raise awareness of heart disease, MedStar Health will host its annual Get Heart Smart event on Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. Featuring free resources and access to top experts from the region’s premier cardiovascular program, the event will educate the community about the leading cause of death in the U.S.
Free screenings and heart-focused seminars are aimed to teach participants about heart risk factors and effective, life-saving ways to reduce those risks. Available screenings include: blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference. Registrants are also invited to enjoy a heart healthy breakfast, beginning at 8 a.m.
The event will be held at the following location:
MedStar Good Samaritan
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21239
To more information, or to register for the Get Heart Smart event, click here or call to 877-74-HEART. To learn more about heart care at MedStar Health, click here.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.