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Free heart health screenings offered

In recognition of American Heart Month, Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute will offer free heart health screenings in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. To schedule an appointment, call toll free 1-855-543-2780 (1-855-5-HEART-0).

The heart screenings are set for 8 a.m. to noon on the following dates:

Newport – Saturday, Jan. 24, Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, 930 SW Abbey St.

Corvallis – Saturday, Jan. 31, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, 3600 NW Samaritan Drive

Lincoln City – Saturday, Feb. 7, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Health Professions Education Center, 3011 NE 28th St., Suite B

Albany – Saturday, Feb. 21, Samaritan Medical and Diagnostics Center, 400 NW Hickory St., Suite 300

Lebanon – Saturday, Feb. 28, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N Santiam Hwy.

Tests take approximately 15 minutes, with the appointment lasting about 30 minutes. Screenings include a full lipid panel with total cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checks. Copies of test results will be provided so participants may follow up with their primary care provider.

Eight hours of fasting is required for accurate test results, and no food or beverages other than water should be consumed after midnight the night before the test.

Heart-healthy refreshments will be provided at each screening for people to enjoy after their tests. Registration is required and space is limited.

To schedule an appointment, call toll free 1-855-543-2780 (1-855-5-HEART-0).
Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute serves patients in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties as well as parts of Polk and Marion counties. The Institute provides comprehensive heart and vascular care including cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, interventional radiology and cardiac rehabilitation.