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Sanford Health hosting heart and vascular screening events in Bemidji

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 Sanford Health hosting heart and vascular screening events in Bemidji

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BEMIDJI, Minn. –Sanford Health is hosting heart and vascular events in Sanford Bemidji Heart and Vascular Center starting in September at a low cost of $35. The Heart Screen™ is recommended for people aged 35 and older and uses advanced tools and diagnostics to uncover critical details about one’s heart health.

Screenings include: • EKG • Non-fasting cholesterol • Blood pressure • Body Mass Index (BMI) • Framingham Score - (risk estimate for developing heart disease in the next 10 years) • Heart calcium score (CT) – (may or may not be done, depending on screening results) The Vascular Screen analyzes critical details about the health of the vascular system.

This screen is for those age 35 and older. Type 1 diabetics should get screened at age 30 or older. Screenings include: • Stroke/carotid artery ultrasound • Abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound • Ankle/brachial index If heart calcium scoring (CT) is recommended, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled at the time of screening.

Cost is an additional $50. “This is a great opportunity for the community to have their hearts, veins and arteries screened for signs of heart disease and vascular disease” shared Dr. Schoepel, MD, specialist in vascular surgery at Sanford Bemidji Heart and Vascular Center. Appointments available from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

at the Sanford Bemidji Heart and Vascular Center on the following dates: • September 6 • September 13 • September 27 • October 4 • October 25 • November 8 • November 15 Learn more about the Heart Screen™ and Vascular Screen at Call (218) 333-5384 to schedule your screening.

Registration is required. About Sanford Health Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles.

The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations and world clinics in 8 countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health's commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at or Sanford Health News

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