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Classes, Events and Screenings Free Heart Screenings Offered

In recognition of American Heart Month, Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute will offer free heart health screenings in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.

The heart screenings are by appointment only and are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon on the following dates:

Jan. 30: Newport
Center for Health Education
740 SW 9th St. Newport, Oregon

Feb. 6: Corvallis
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Conference Rooms A & B
3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis

Feb. 13: Albany
Samaritan Medical and Diagnostics Center
400 NW Hickory St., Albany

Feb. 20: Lincoln City
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Health Professions Education Center
3011 NE 28th St., Suite B, Lincoln City

Feb. 27: Lebanon
Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, Conference room B
525 N Santiam Hwy., Lebanon

Registration is required and space is limited. To schedule an appointment, call toll free 1-855-543-2780 (1-855-5-HEART-0).

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.

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.