Friday, November 30, 2012

Providence Hospital launches "Holiday Heart Mart" at The Legends

This holiday season, be sure to stop by the “Holiday Heart Mart,” a free heart screening service offered at Providence Care at The Legends. The “Holiday Heart Mart” is now open Monday-Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m.

The Holiday Heart Mart is located between Charming Charlie and the Yard House Restaurant in The Legends Shopping Center, Kansas City, Kan.

Throughout the holiday season, shoppers can receive a free and convenient 15-minute heart screening which includes blood pressure, body mass index, pulse oximetry and a leg vein assessment. Additional screenings such as cholesterol and glucose will be available soon.

Each guest will receive a holiday heart health assessment form and packet. The Holiday Heart Mart is staffed by clinical and cardiac professionals.

Follow-up appointments with cardiologists, primary care physicians and other specialists can be scheduled after the screenings.

“As the official hospital partner of The Legends and the community hospital in this area, we’re doing all we can to help improve our community’s heart health and make heart care convenient,” says Randy Nyp, president/CEO of Providence. “Our neighbors in the community who shop at The Legends can take advantage of this opportunity to have their heart health evaluated by our outstanding clinical professionals. A free heart assessment may be the best gift you could give yourself or a loved one this holiday season.”

During the holidays, eating and drinking habits change and the stresses of the season take a toll. Heart problems often peak during the holiday season, and it’s important to keep your heart healthy.

Studies show that three out of five men age 45 and over will develop heart disease in their lifetime. More than one out of every two women age 45 and older will develop heart disease even if they’ve never had prior heart issues.

“It’s time to start taking care of your heart health by stopping in at the Holiday Heart Mart at the Legends,” Nyp adds.