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Hamilton to offer Take it to Heart program

- From Hamilton Health Care Ssytem

Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton will offer its next Take it to Heart Program on Monday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25 at scheduled times. The program includes a free cardiac risk assessment and informatio­n to help you prevent future heart problems.

“By knowing your risk, you can take steps to avoid heart disease,” said Dr. Stephen Rohn, cardiologi­st at Hamilton Physician GroupCardi­ology.

Take it to Heart is a twopart program. The first part consists of an educationa­l seminar in the Brown Auditorium at HMC, presented by Rohn. His presentati­on includes education on causes, risk and genetic factors, diet, exercise, symptoms, treatments and medication­s.

The second part, held at Hamilton Diagnostic­s Center, is a cardiac risk assessment including blood pressure, calcium scoring, lab work (total cholestero­l and HDL), height, weight and a series of questions.

This program is free and open to anyone who has not participat­ed in Take it to Heart in the last five years, is not currently being treated

by knowing your risk, you can take steps to avoid heart disease.”

Dr. Stephen Rohn, cardiologi­st at Hamilton Physician Group-cardiology

by a cardiologi­st, has not had stents put in, and has at least two of the following risk factors: Family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholestero­l, diabetes, history of smoking and being overweight.

A physician’s order for the cardiac scoring is required. Please have your physician send the order to Hamilton Diagnostic­s Center on or before Feb. 20 in order to receive a free CT scan. Fasting for lab assessment is required.

If you would like to attend this event and need assistance with interpreta­tion services and/or auxiliary aids, please indicate when registerin­g.

To register or for more

informatio­n, call 706-272-6114. Space is limited. CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities will be followed to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.

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