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Even though we can do wonders to fix your heart, prevention is still the best medicine. We're a national leader in prevention and education. Tens of thousands have benefited from our screenings and education tools.
A 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. It's a simple, painless test that takes just 15 minutes, but it could save your life.
This powerful heart screening 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. Nearly 20,000 patients have had a heart scan to-date at Edward, and the patient satisfaction rating is consistently above 90 percent.
To learn more, read our patient stories or the heart screening guidelines below.
Who should have a Heart Scan?
Men over age 40 and women over 45 with one or more of these risk factors:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Family history of heart disease
For an appointment call 1-877-45-HEART (1-877-454-3278). $75 for February and March 2015. Regular price $150. Cash, check, and credit cards accepted. No insurance claims, please.
Edward also offers an online heart risk assessment tool, Heart Aware edward.org/heartaware, that takes about five minutes to complete. At the end you'll receive a description of your 10-year cardiac disease risk, and follow-up recommendations regarding screenings and lifestyle changes, if needed.
Stroke & Vascular Screening – fast, easy, painless, affordable
Stroke screening typically includes just an ultrasound of the carotid artery in the neck, but there are three areas where plaque has a tendency to form and cause a stroke or aneurysm. Our complete Stroke & Vascular Screening Package takes a look at all three.
1. Carotid artery — We do an ultrasound of the main artery in your neck which leads to the brain.
2. Abdominal aorta — We do an ultrasound of your largest blood vessel, partially located in the abdomen.
3. Legs — We measure blood pressure at your ankle and arms to check the flow of blood into your legs.
Get all three tests for $129 or $45 each. Each test is painless, takes only about 10 minutes, and is performed by a registered vascular technologist.
When you take all stroke and vascular screening tests together, a cardiac nurse also will measure:
- blood pressure
- waist circumference
- body mass index
Afterwards, the nurse will discuss the results with you and assess your 10-year risk for heart disease and stroke. A physician reads the final ultrasound results, which you will receive within 14 business days.
Click here to learn more about stroke and vascular screenings and risk factors.
Need further testing?
Edward Heart Hospital offers heart diagnostic testing services at four locations, including Naperville, Plainfield, Bolingbrook and Yorkville. Learn about heart disease diagnostic testing at Edward.