Health insurer to stage free heart screening clinic in Kilkenny
LAYA Healthcare is extending its HeartBeat screening locations to include Kilkenny.
The potentially life-saving Heartbeat benefit is unique to Laya Healthcare and offers a heart screening to all members over the age of 12.
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Ireland each year.
HeartBeat screening helps identify underlying conditions that may lead to or cause cardiac events such as heart attack, stroke, or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, and also the risk factors that lead to chronic heart disease.
Announcing the inclusion of Kilkenny in the HeartBeat screening expansion, Laya Healthcare Head of Marketing Kevin Kent said: “A key focus at laya healthcare is to empower our members to look after their health and wellbeing so they can be at their very best, always. To date, we’ve screened over 100,000 members and we are thrilled to be expanding our HeartBeat locations, so we can screen more people.”
The GP-led HeartBeat screening includes a body mass index (BMI), blood pressure checking, physical examination, an electrocardiogram (ECG) and a consultant cardiologist review and report. Laya healthcare members over the age of 12 are entitled to a heart screening once every two years at no additional a cost.
The screenings will take place at the Springhill Court Hotel and members are encouraged to book now as spaces are limited.
To book a screening call Laya Healthcare on 1890 700 890, for more information see www.layahealthcare.ie/heartbeatscreening.