GUARDaHEART collaborates with medical breakthrough PULs Cardiac Test to launch #GetHeartTested campaign against heart disease at star-studded Emmy event
The GUARDaHEART Foundation co-starred with the PULs Cardiac Test to raise awareness of heart disease and provide potentially life-saving medical testing on Saturday, September 20th at a 2015 Pre-Emmy event.
Celebrities showed their support for the newly launched #GetHeartTested campaign by sharing their heart stories and getting their Cardiac Profile and Heart Age with the PULs Cardiac Test. PULs (Protein Unstable Lesion Signature) is a simple blood test that detects and diagnoses the #1 cause of disease at an early stage, to predict the likelihood of a heart attack within 5 years.
Gina McLane of GUARDaHEART commented, "When we talked with celebrities, many were shocked to learn that heart disease is the #1 cause of death and disability…and that 50% of heart attack victims have normal cholesterol testing. We're hoping that with education and heart testing, these people can use their powerful influence to become advocates of heart health and life-saving testing."
"I had the PULs Test, and the blood test associated with it, and my results were semi alarming." Said actor Steve Tom, "That was a wake up call for me, and I decided to take some steps to ameliorate that condition, and that's what I did. …I was 45 pounds heavier, and had all the associated problems, like pre-diabetic, and my blood pressure was way too high. I went on a modified paleo diet… and now all those associated problems are gone."
Other notable faces that took the PULs test and spoke with the GUARDaHEART team were, Judy Tenuta, Ed Asner, and Jerry Mathers.
Watch Celebrity videos from the 2015 Emmy event with GUARDaHEART
GUARDaHEART is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation dedicated to fighting heart disease with the mission: "LEARN. DETECT. PREVENT." GUARDaHEART works with strategic partners, healthcare providers, and other non-profit organizations to promote awareness through education and risk detection tools, to ultimately empower preventative action and reduce the risk of heart disease worldwide.
About the PULs Cardiac Test
The PULs Cardiac Test is a simple blood test that uses breakthrough medical technology to identify individuals with active, yet undetected subclinical Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), who are at risk of experiencing a Heart Attack, and for whom early intervention can help. For more information, visit www.pulstest.com or view recent news coverage:
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