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Beaumont Heart and Vascular Screening | American Heart Month

BEAUMONT _ American Heart MonthFebruary is American Heart Month where hospitals and health educators across the country promote prevention and awareness of heart disease. According to the CDC, about 715,000 Americans each year suffer a heart attack, and 600,000 people die from heart disease – making heart disease responsible for 25% of all deaths in America.

Beaumont’s Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence offers a heart and vascular screening program called 7 for $70, which includes seven different tests administered by board-certified Beaumont physicians to help screen patients for warning signs of heart or vascular disease.

Beaumont’s 7 for $70 screening includes:

  • blood pressure test
  • body mass index (BMI)
  • blood cholesterol and hemoglobin A1c measurements
  • 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • stroke screening/carotid artery ultrasound
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound
  • peripheral artery disease screening

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Move over, little black dress!

Red dresses

In honor of Women’s Heart Month, Beaumont Hospital, Troy hosted a red dress competition in February. Teams were invited to take a dress mannequin and create a red gown that would be judged.

The winning dress (fourth from right) came from non-invasive cardiology and featured a licorice skirt and a bite-sized candy bodice. Great job, everybody!

Which dress is your favorite?

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