Blood pressure kiosk debuts at TCU

In an effort to promote good health, the TCU Student Recreation Center now has a kiosk that can measure key health indicators.

The American Heart Association, in partnership with D&M Auto Leasing Fort Worth Division, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to introduce the new machine on Tuesday, April 9 at the TCU Recreation Center.

The kiosk is the American Heart Association’s first and only such machine in North Texas. The kiosk measures blood pressure, pulse, weight and body mass index.

“At the American Heart Association, we are working to a healthier, longer life,” said Cami Thompson, AHA Executive Director of the Fort Worth Division. “And that includes reducing the effects of blood pressure. Right now, we know blood pressure affects people across the country.”

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According to AHA’s estimates, about 103 million adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure.

Participants can regularly track their blood pressure at the free kiosk.

The kiosk is sponsored by D&M Auto Leasing.

“Our hope with this is that kids in this school and faculty members and other folks who utilize this area will be able to come, get your arm in there, get some readings,” said Chase Kennemer, President of D&M Leasing Fort Worth.

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Other speakers at Tuesday’s event included Jay Iorizzo, Director of TCU Campus Recreation and Wellness Promotion and Mohanakrishnan Sathyamoothy, academic chair of internal medicine at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine.