February 20, 2012
KCH Begins FREE Healthy Heart Series & Offers Reduced rate Cardiac Scoring During American Heart Month

Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot, offers a couple of options to learn more about heart disease and your heart this month, American Heart Month.

The KCH Cardiac Rehab & Wellness Center is offering a FREE, KCH Healthy Heart Series, for fives Tuesdays in a row, from 12 noon - 12:45 p.m. in the 2nd floor Center at the KCH at 4372 Route 6 West.

The Tuesday series dates and topics are:  February 21, Exercise; February 28, Nutrition; March 6, Hypertension Management,  March 13 - Stress Management and March 20, Diabetes Management. 

So, invite a friend and take a mid-day break for 45 minutes and learn about getting or maintaining a healthy heart.  

At each session, a healthy heart topic is explored and you'll get a "take home" exercise and nutrition tip.  There will be time each session to ask questions, get answers, and enjoy a heart healthy snack and bottled water. 

Come for one or all in the series.  Attend all five and get one-month FREE membership at the KCH Fitness Center ($25 value)..  To participate, simply call 837-4779 so we know to expect you.

Reduced rate Cardiac scoring.  Also during February, KCH's Imaging team is offering Cardiac Scoring for a reduced rate of $40 as part of KCH's Wellness Screening Program.

Cardiac Scoring checks the buildup of calcium in plaque on the walls of the arteries of the heart.  This test is used to check for heart disease at an early stage and help score the severity.  For more information or to schedule the screening in February call 837-4580 for an appointment. 

Other KCH Wellness Screenings are offered at different times throughout the year for reduced rates:  Cardiac Scoring is offered in February; Vascular Screening (three screens for one low price: coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm) in January, April, August, December; Bone Density screening in May and September; Mammography screening in October; and Lung Screening in March and November.

KCH Wellness Screening participation is easy.  Call to make an appointment. Go to registration the day of the screen and pay by check or credit card.  Get screened.  Get results.  All screens are non-invasive, painless.