WMMC Celebrates Heart Month

What’s Your Score?

Warrensburg, MO (February 12, 2019) — During American Heart Month, February, Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is encouraging area residents to show their heart some love and learn their risks of heart disease.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. (American Heart Association)

Knowing your risks is the first step in combatting heart disease. WMMC offers heart scans for ONLY $50. This quick, safe and painless exam assesses your risk of heart disease and stroke by measuring the amount of calcium in the walls of arteries that supply the heart with blood. It is non-invasive and utilizes a computerized tomography (CT) scan that takes less than 30 minutes, enabling patients to work with their physician to take action when needed.

WMMC encourages community members to give the gift of preventative heart health this Valentine’s Day with a gift certificate for this screening, which can be purchased in the Diagnostic Imaging Department (located off the Outpatient Entrance).

Screenings are offered Monday­­ – Friday from 7:30 am­­­­­ to 4:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, please call (660) 262-7370.

You may benefit from this exam if you:

  • Are a woman over the age of 50
  • Are a man over the age of 45
  • Have a family history of heart disease
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Are a smoker
  • Are at least 20 lbs overweight
  • Are diabetic

Celebrate American Heart Month with us and don’t miss this opportunity to spread awareness, get informed, and take preventative action! Remember, in February and every month of the year, WMMC is your partner for matters of the heart. To learn more about heart health, visit www.heart.org.

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About Western Missouri Medical Center

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Learn more at WMMC.com

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Contact: Tara Carlyle
System Director of Communications and Development
(660) 262-7497
tcarlyle@wmmc.com