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As part of its ongoing commitment to multifarious healthcare and community initiatives, BAPS Charities UK held a Cardiovascular Health Screening Session at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 29 January 2011. The session was organised to assess cardiovascular risk factors among those aged between 30 and 60 years.
The event brought together volunteers of BAPS Charities – doctors, pharmacists, physiotherapists, nurses and healthcare students – in conjunction with the Department of Lipidology at The Royal Free Hospital. It forms part of an ongoing collaboration between BAPS Charities, The Royal Free Hospital and Heart UK, the nation’s ‘cholesterol charity’. The session also came just before the beginning of February’s National Heart Month organised by the British Heart Foundation.
The screening was open to all individuals aged between 30 and 60 years who did not have a known diagnosis of hypertension, diabetes or cardiovascular disease. All attendees had their height, weight, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol assessed, with lifestyle factors such as smoking status and alcohol consumption also being addressed. These results were used to counsel attendees about their lifestyle and to alert them and their GP about any abnormal results. Each assessment lasted about 45 minutes.
A total of 30 people were screened in this latest session with participants commenting that they found the event very informative and helpful.
To learn more about the British Heart Foundation, please go to http://www.bhf.org.uk/
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