Coliseum Medical Centers to Offer Free Heart Screening on February 29th

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Coliseum Medical Centers will offer a free heart screening on Saturday, February 29 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The screening is open to the public and will be held at Coliseum Medical Centers in Building C.

According to cardiologist Dr. Maria Bartlett, Medical Director of Cardiology at Coliseum Medical Centers, there are two types of risk factors for heart disease: the ones you can’t change (non-modifiable) and the ones you can (modifiable).

She said, “Age, gender, family history, race and menopause are non-modifiable risk factors – there isn’t much you can do about those. However, many factors can be changed to reduce your risk, such as healthy lifestyle, weight, nutrition, physical activity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol.”

Knowledge is power when it comes to avoiding heart disease! Middle Georgia residents who attend this free screening will receive:

·         Fasting lipid blood test (cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose)

·         Weight and body mass index

·         Hip to waist ratio

·         Blood pressure

Clinicians will be available to answer questions and share information on nutrition, medication and exercise.  Guests can register the screening by calling (478) 746-4646 or by visiting the “Classes and Events” section of