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Good Samaritan Celebrates American Heart Month

Good Samaritan Celebrates American Heart Month

Good Samaritan is dedicating the month of February to raising awareness about heart health and encouraging individuals to prioritize their cardiovascular well-being. Heart health is a critical aspect of overall well-being and should be a top priority for everyone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming nearly 700,000 lives each year, which amounts to one in every four deaths in the country.

To help individuals learn their risk for heart disease, Good Samaritan offers a free online heart health assessment on its website. By visiting, individuals can complete a short assessment that asks for health information to determine their risk of heart disease and the age of their heart. The results can be printed and shared with a healthcare provider. For those without a primary care provider, information will be provided on how to schedule with a Good Samaritan provider.

Christopher Ross, Director of Cardiology at Good Samaritan, emphasizes the importance of these online tools and screenings: "These resources are vital in helping our patients identify their risk for heart disease. Our comprehensive services, including diagnostic testing, specialty clinics, and cardiac rehabilitation, allow us to diagnose and treat a wide range of cardiovascular issues for patients of all ages."

Additionally, Good Samaritan is offering vascular screenings at the Dayson Heart Center to further promote heart health awareness in the community. Vascular disease is a serious condition that affects blood flow within the arteries and veins and can lead to severe health complications if left untreated. Screening options include a carotid artery ultrasound, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, and peripheral artery disease screening, available together for $69 or separately for $23 each. To schedule an appointment or learn more, patients can call the Dayson Heart Center at 812-885-3243.

The Dayson Heart Center is also celebrating National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week from February 11-17, in alignment with Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month. This week-long observance, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), aims to raise national awareness about the importance of cardiac rehabilitation in reducing the devastating effects of heart disease and improving the quality of life for patients and their families.

Join Good Samaritan this February as we come together to celebrate American Heart Month and make heart health a priority for our community. Together, we can work towards a healthier future where heart disease is no longer a leading cause of death.