NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A number of local hospitals have opted to take part in the “Don’t Ignore Your Score” campaign.
They are urging people to undergo an EndoPAT test which can help determine if a person is at risk for a heart attack, 1010 WINS’ AL Jones reported.
The test is non-invasive and measures arterial health, also referred to as endothelial function, using a blood pressure cuff and finger probes.
The campaign is meant to promote heart health and risk awareness, 1010 WINS reported.
Medical experts said that even people who score well on the test should focus on eating well and getting some exercise.
“Take advantage of that and take it to the next level”, Dr. Steven Lamb explained.
Each year 715,000 Americans suffer a heart attack, 525,000 of those are a first occurrence. Taking an EndoPAT test could help patients and medical professionals take early action to reduce the likelihood of a heart attack.
The campaign will run from November 9-15.
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