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Heart Screenings & Prevention Programs
Most heart and vascular disease begins when plaque forms, builds up and calcifies in the arteries, which is called atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. When blood flow is blocked to the heart, it causes a heart attack. When blood flow is blocked to the brain, it causes a "brain attack" or stroke.  Preventive screenings can catch your arteries beginning to clog early, so you can make lifestyle changes that will reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Screenings are recommended for people who are not having symptoms.

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If you are having symptoms, contact your doctor or 911 immediately. After seeing you, your doctor may prescribe a diagnostic test to evaluate your symptoms and monitor the progress of your condition.

Ultra Fast Heart Scan
Even though we can do wonders to fix your heart, prevention is still the best medicine. An Ultra Fast Heart Scan is the safest and most accurate screening tool available for detecting the early build-up of calcium in the coronary arteries, the most common cause of heart disease. Nearly 20,000 patients have been scanned to-date, and the patient satisfaction rating is consistently above 90 percent. It's a simple, painless test that takes just 15 minutes, but it could save your life. Call 1-877-45-HEART to register for the Ultra Fast Heart Scan. 

Who should have an Ultra Fast Heart Scan? Men over age 40 and women over 45 with one or more of these risk factors:
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of heart disease

The heart scan also includes a free lipid profile, glucose measurement, blood pressure check, body mass index (BMI) reading and a 10-year risk assessment with a cardiac nurse for heart disease.

Stroke & Vascular Screening
We know most people don't walk around thinking about their arteries. You feel fine, so why worry? If you have high blood pressure or cholesterol, a family history of stroke or you smoke, you could be a risk for a stroke.  

Preventive stroke screenings are fast, easy, painless and affordable. The screening takes a look at two areas where plaque has a tendency to form: 

  • Carotid artery - we do an ultrasound of the main artery in your neck which leads to the brain
  • Abdominal aorta - we do an ultrasound of your largest blood vessel, partially located in the abdomen




 

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