Heart disease is sneaky. You may think you’re in great shape, exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. But that may not be enough. One in 500 people suffers from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle.
On Thursday, May 1, you can find out if you’re really healthy, or just feel that way, thanks to Providence Hospital, which will offer free echocardiograms to athletes of all ages. Dan Chambers, clinical manager of Cardiovascular Imaging and the Director of the School for Cardiovascular Diagnostics at Providence, will oversee the screenings, which will be performed by his students. Here’s what you need to know.
Participants must pre-register. To pre-register, call (803) 256-5381. Tests will be conducted at Providence Hospital’s downtown campus, 2435 Forest Drive.