Although American Heart Month officially comes to an end in a few days, it’s still not too late to take advantage of cardiovascular screening being offered by Lake Regional.

Community Liaison Mitch Shields says the popular event, normally on the calendar for this month, has been re-scheduled for Saturday, March 19th…“We’ve had 100s in the past, and obviously that was pre-covid days, so we may not have that many this go around…but it’s always a well attended event when we have it.”

The free screenings will include body mass index and fat analysis as well as blood pressure.

Also available will be other related tests for nominal fees and a limited number of pocket EKG’s.

Fasting is required 12-14 hours before being screened with registration also required by getting in touch with the hospital or doing so on the hospital’s website.

The cardiovascular screening event will run from 7:30-10:00 that morning.


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OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Lake Regional invites the public to a cardiovascular screening from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms. Registration is required, and participants will receive an appointment time. Appointments are limited, so register early at

 “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America,” said Lake Regional Cardiologist Muthu Krishnan, M.D., FACC. “Screenings can provide early warning signs of heart disease, and the earlier heart disease is detected and treated, the better. Both men and women should begin regular screenings for heart disease by age 45, or by age 35 if they have any family history of heart disease or stroke.”

 There will be free screenings for body mass index, body fat analysis and blood pressure. Also available will be $5 lipid (cholesterol) profiles, $5 fasting blood sugar tests and a limited number of $20 pocket EKGs. Participants will sign up for an EKG at the screening. Fasting is necessary 12 to 14 hours in advance of lipid and blood sugar tests. Water and prescribed medications may be consumed during the fast.

 For more information on the screening, call Lake Regional Public Relations at 573-348-8222 or visit To learn more about heart care at Lake Regional, visit