UT Medical Center's Heartwise Offers Screenings and Cooking Demonstration

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The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s HeartWise event is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 7:30 a.m. – noon in the medical center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute. At HeartWise, UT Medical Center physicians, nurses and other health professionals will offer free and discounted cardiovascular health screenings and a cooking demonstration.

Those age 50 and older, or with a family history of heart disease are encouraged to participate in the health screenings offered during the event. The screenings include:

  • Comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Assessment -cholesterol/glucose testing, carotid and AAA ultrasound evaluation and EKG. Cost is $35. Fasting is required for this screening
  • Cardiac Calcium Scoring – cost is $99
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Screening - free screening

From 9 – 10 a.m., the Healthy Living Kitchen team will offer tips on starting your day with a healthy breakfast and teach you how to create a delicious and nutritious morning burrito with guest chef Dr. Jeff Johnson, a cardiologist.

The medical center will offer free parking for those attending HeartWise. For more information about HeartWise, visit online at www.utmedicalcenter.org. or to schedule a screening or reserve a seat for the cooking class, call 865-305-6970.

The mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only hospital to achieve status as a Magnet® recognized organization, is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center, a 609-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The medical center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, is one of the largest employers in Knoxville. For more information about The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit online at www.utmedicalcenter.org.