Mayo Clinic Heart and Vascular Program May 15

Published 2:20 pm Saturday, May 1, 2010

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in Minnesota. Eating right, exercising and not smoking are all things we can do to lower the risk of heart disease, but do you know your personal risk? You can learn about your own risk factors at the:

Mayo Clinic Heart and Vascular Wellness Program

Saturday, May 15

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8 to 11:30 a.m.

Albert Lea Medical Center, 404 W. Fountain St., Albert Lea.

Participants will complete a detailed questionnaire, complete four noninvasive tests led by Mayo Clinic staff, and receive personalized education on lifestyle changes that may help reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

 Cardiovascular health questionnaire

 Blood pressure

 Height/weight and body mass index

 Lipid profile (measures cholesterol) and glucose testing (measures blood sugar)

 Ankle brachial index (compares the blood pressure between the arms and ankles, which can indicate decreased circulation)

 Limited ultrasound of carotid arteries (arteries in the neck looking for blockage)

 Limited ultrasound of abdominal aorta (abdominal artery looking for bulging; aneurysm)

The cost is $135. To attend you must schedule an appointment by Monday, May 10. Call 507-293-1523 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to schedule your appointment.