Have you heard about valvular heart diseases?
Valvular heart diseases are dysfunctions of the doors that direct blood flow within the heart. These diseases affect hundreds of thousands of people in Canada.
Heart valve problems are often undetected, and late detection may have severe consequences. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute's mobile screening program offers early detection, diagnosis and treatment.
A free screening for people 65+ with no known heart issues is available and the Seniors' Community Services is the host location for this clinic.
Your 30- to 60-minute appointment involves:
- a mini ultrasound of your heart
- questioning, measurements, and rapid finger poke blood tests to evaluate your cardiovascular risk factors
A cardiologist will review the results and recommendations will be provided at the end of your visit.
Clients will be asked to complete screening questions and be over the age of 65.
You do not have to be a client of SCS to access this clinic.