At the Heart of the Matter

February 13, 2013

Heart issues aren’t something any one plans for, so why not learn more about protecting your heart before it’s too late.

In conjunction with American Heart Month, Mercy Clinic Fort Scott will offer $20 lipid panels to the public on Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 22 from 7 – 9 a.m. on both days in the Mercy Hospital main lobby. 

A lipid panel measures total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), and triglycerides. No appointment is necessary.  For accurate measurements, fasting for 8-12 hours is required.  Participants may have water only, but don’t skip medications.  Please pay the $20 fee with cash or check.

Heart disease continues to be the number one killer among Americans.  A lipid panel may offer important information for your physician to determine your risk of heart disease.

Test results are typically available within 48 hours.  To get results electronically, participants are encouraged to sign up for MyMercy during lipid panel testing.

For more information about the $20 lipid panel, call 620-223-8013.

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