Heart disease claims the lives of one person every 34 seconds. Each year, more than 650,000 Americans will suffer a heart attack. At Franciscan St. Francis Health, we offer an advanced and non-invasive computed tomography (CT) screening that uses a minimal amount of radiation. Know your risk, then take steps to reduce your chances of suffering a heart attack or other forms of heart and vascular disease.
Heart Scan* is recommended for men age 45 to 80 and women age 55 to 80 with one or more of the following risk factors:
The $49 screening includes:
- A Heart CT scan (also called a calcium score) is a computed tomography (CT) scan that detects the presence and extent of calcium deposits within the walls of the coronary arteries. A negative Heart CT scan shows no calcification within the coronary arteries. A positive test means that CAD is present, regardless of whether or not the patient is experiencing any symptoms. The amount of calcification—expressed as the calcium score—may help to predict the likelihood of a heart attack in the coming years.
- Cholesterol Screening - A cholesterol screening is an overall look at, or profile of, the fats in your blood. Screenings help identify people at risk of heart disease. It is important to have what is called a full lipid profile to show the actual levels of each type of fat in your blood: LDL, HDL, triglycerides, and others.
- Blood sugar screening A blood sugar screening measures the amount of sugar in your blood. This test will determine whether you have low, normal or elevated blood sugar. The device used is a glucometer and involves doing a finger stick. Individuals are not required to fast prior to the test. Results are given within seconds. Participants with abnormal results are referred to their physician for further evaluation.
- Blood pressure check Measures the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Body mass index assessment Assesses your body weight relative to height. If your Body Mass Index is too high, you're at higher risk for such health problems as heart disease and stroke.
- One-to-one evaluation
Assess your risk of heart disease. Schedule your $49 Heart Scan today!
*You should not have a Heart Scan more often than every 5 years. Heart Scan is not recommended for people who have known heart disease.
* Heart Scan uses low-radiation dose CT Scans.