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ETMC offers free heart health fair

The East Texas Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute will hold a free heart health fair on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 8-11 a.m. in the ETMC Pavilion, 801 Clinic Drive in Tyler.

"February is heart month and ETMC wants East Texans to come to the health fair to make sure they are heart healthy," said John Stewart, vice president of the ETMC Cardiovascular Institute.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year-that's one out of every four deaths.

The event will offer cholesterol and blood glucose, blood pressure, carotid artery, ankle-brachial index, electrocardiogram, body fat, heart rate and pulse oximetry screenings, plus health information and giveaways.

To RSVP call ETMC HealthFirst at 800-648-8141 and press 2.