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Published: 01/25/2010

St. Vincent's Hosts Heart Health Fair. 

St Vincent's Medical Center - Bridgeport CTBRIDGEPORT, CT, January 25, 2010— St. Vincent’s Medical Center will hold its 4th Annual Heart Health Fair on Thursday, February 11th from 7:00am - 4:00pm in the Main Lobby. The event is open to the public at no cost and is in recognition of Heart Month.

The Fair will be a sizeable event, featuring fourteen booths and offering health screenings, information, free parking, a free raffle and giveaways. Hosted by St. Vincent's Regional Heart & Vascular Center, the cardiology division of the Medical Center, the event aims to spread awareness of cardiovascular disease risk factors, prevention and treatment options by teaching area residents to focus on overall health and wellness strategies, rather than simply changing habits after an unwanted diagnosis.

Attendees will be able to view results of Cardiac CT Scans at the Radiology booth and echocardiogram demonstrations at the Non-invasive Cardiology booth. Body fat analysis, body mass index and blood pressure screenings will be offered free of charge. HDL cholesterol screenings for an $18 materials charge and a fasting-required lipid panel for a $25 materials charge will be offered at the Cardiovascular Wellness booth.

Additional booths presenting at the fair are the Regina L. Cozza Women at Heart program and the Healthy Hearts Support Group, Cardiac Rehabilitation/CHF Clinic, Stroke Prevention, Bariatrics, Meet Our Cardiologists, Smoke Stoppers, Women’s Imaging Center, Behavioral Health, Heart Healthy Nutrition and Cardiac Surgery.

For more information about the Heart Health Fair, the St. Vincent's Regional Heart & Vascular Center or for referral to a St. Vincent's cardiologist, call the toll-free Care Line at 1-877-255-SVHS (7847) or visit www.stvincents.org.

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