By Rod Wooten, Commercial Brand Leader
Cholesterol may not be on the minds of NASCAR fans in November as they are focused on the thrill of watching the best drivers in the sport during the championship races. For heart specialists worldwide, however, November is synonymous with the gathering of top researchers in heart disease during the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions.
This year, AstraZeneca is excited to bring free cholesterol screenings to adult NASCAR fans during the Ford Championship Weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, November 14-16.
High cholesterol (total cholesterol ≥ 240 mg/dL) affects an estimated 31.9 million American adults. Yet, only 1 out of every 3 adults with high cholesterol has the condition under control. Because high cholesterol has no signs or symptoms, a blood test is the only way to find out if you have high cholesterol or are at risk for it.
AstraZeneca has been driving cardiovascular innovation for 100 years. Today, we remain committed to pushing the boundaries of science and educating patients about major cardiovascular risk factors, including high cholesterol.
The cholesterol screenings will be open to all interested adults (age 18 and older) attending the Championship who visit Homestead-Miami Speedway. Visitors will also have the opportunity to speak with an onsite healthcare professional regarding their cholesterol screening results and the importance of healthy cholesterol levels.
AstraZeneca is pleased to bring free cholesterol screenings to adults in the Homestead-Miami area, and encourages all adults to learn more about their cholesterol health.