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Retired Woman Thrilled to Learn Her Heart is as Healthy as a 40-year-old after Cardiac Screening at Silver Cross Hospital

According to the American Heart Association, each year, about 635,000 people in the U.S. have a new heart attack and about 300,000 have a repeat attack. With these statistics in mind, 69 year-old Kathleen Rehr decided to get a Baseline Cardiac Assessment at Silver Cross Hospital after reading about the screening in The Silver Cross Experience newsletter.

Silver Cross Hospital Cardiovascular Technician Sherrye Woods administers an exam as part of a cardiac baseline screening to New Lenox resident Kathleen Rehr.

"I thought I should really get my heart checked to ensure I don’t have heart disease and learn if I’m at risk for having a heart attack,” said Kathleen Rehr. “I was shocked to learn that I could have a comprehensive heart evaluation for only $40. The screening is such a good value especially since I’m retired and on a fixed income.”

Rehr’s EKG showed that her numbers were in normal range and her heart was in really good shape. “I was so pleased that my results were normal, but I was thrilled to learn that my 69 year-old heart was as healthy as a 40 year-old person,” stated the New Lenox resident.

“Since heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, area residents should take care of themselves by getting a cardiac screening,” said Mary Tonelli, R.N., cardiac nurse at Silver Cross Hospital.

“I really encourage others to take the Baseline Cardiac Screening. Not only is the thorough test affordable, Silver Cross’ staff is very professional, efficient and courteous,” said Rehr.

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