Singing River Health System offers heart screenings

Singing River Health System kicks off American Heart Month with an employee Wear Red Day Friday for National Wear Red Day to raise awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women.

Heart Healthy screenings also will be held this month. Residents not already seeing a heart doctor who want to know their heart health, can attend the screenings Feb. 15 at the Ocean Springs CV Surgery Office and Feb. 12 at Healthplex in Pascagoula.

The screenings take about 15 minutes and will help identify risk of heart attack, stroke and aneurysm with two quick and easy tests: carotid artery ultrasound and abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound.

Results will be interpreted by a local cardiologist and a report will be mailed to the patient within two weeks.

Registration is required at 896-6733.