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Heart-Healthy Screenings

Don't Ignore the Signs

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Knowing your risk factors for heart disease could save your life or the life of someone you love. BayCare is offering free heart-healthy screenings across the greater Tampa Bay area to help you get to know your heart and the signs you shouldn’t ignore.

BayCare is offering the following free screenings* at our heart-healthy events.

To register call (855) 211-3627. Our Customer Service Center is available to help you 24/7.

  • Blood pressure

High blood pressure, left untreated, can damage a person’s heart, arteries and other organs. Because people with high blood pressure often exhibit no outward symptoms, it is important to have your blood pressure regularly tested.  To measure, a health professional uses a blood pressure cuff to determine your systolic (pressure in arteries when your heart beats) and diastolic (pressure in your arteries between heartbeats) numbers.

  • Body mass index (BMI)

Obesity is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease in adults. One tool used to assess a person’s weight and health risk is the body mass index (BMI). A BMI screening measures a person’s body fat based on a combination of height and weight.

  • Cholesterol

High cholesterol levels, like blood pressure and BMI, are another major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Cholesterol screenings measure your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglycerides. To measure, a health professional will perform a finger prick to draw a small blood sample.

  • Screening to assess risk for diabetes

Many of the same conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, obesity and high cholesterol) also place individuals at risk for diabetes. If the screening to assess risk for diabetes suggests your risk is high, an A1c test will be offered. The A1c screening provides information about a person's average level of blood glucose (blood sugar) over the past three months. To measure, a health professional will perform a finger prick to draw a small blood sample. 

Plus, there will be a nutrition specialist on hand to answer your questions.

 Choose from Convenient Dates and Locations - To Register Call (855) 211-3627.

 Friday, February 17  Mease Countryside Hospital  Safety Harbor  8am-2pm
 Wednesday, February 22   Morton Plant North Bay Hospital  New Port Richey  8am-2pm
 Friday, February 24  Bartow Regional Medical Center  Bartow  8am-2pm
 Friday, March 3  St. Anthony's Hospital  St. Petersburg  8am-2pm
 Tuesday, March 7  Morton Plant Hospital  Clearwater  8am-2pm
 Thursday, March 9  South Florida Baptist Hospital  Plant City  8am-2pm
 Saturday, March 18  Bloomingdale Regional Public Library  Valrico  11am-4pm   
 Thursday, March 23  St. Joseph's Hospital-South  Riverview  8am-2pm
 Monday, March 27  St. Joseph's Hospital  Tampa  8am-2pm

Not able to attend one of the Heart-Healthy Screening events? Take a free online heart health risk assessment

*This is a screening and no diagnosis will be made and no treatment offered. The results will be provided to you, and it is your responsibility to provide a copy of these results to your physician.