WVU Heart Institute to host open house

Event to be held March 20

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Free screenings will highlight the open house hosted by the West Virginia University Heart Institute from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The open house will allow the public a chance to tour the Heart Institute’s new $3-million facility in the Suncrest Towne Center.

The Heart Institute occupies the entire second floor of the building as well as a portion of the first floor and includes exam rooms, triage rooms, a procedure room, stress labs, an EKG room, an ultrasound room and an X-ray room, plus several work areas for the physicians and staff. A 1,200-square-foot rehabilitation facility, with locker rooms and showers, is located on the first floor.

At the open house, WVU heart doctors will be available to answer questions. Heart healthy refreshments and information about the Dr. Dean Ornish Program will also be available.

In addition, a variety of free screenings will be available, including carotid artery, EKG, body fat analysis, blood pressure, lipid panel (cholesterol) and glucose. A 12-hour fast is required for the lipid panel screening.

For more information on the WVU Heart Institute see www.wvuheart.com.


For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 03-15-10

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