Take Heart Screening
While a physical exam from your doctor covers a broad range of general health matters, The Cardiovascular Center’s 45 minute Take Heart screening focuses on all of the measurements critical to heart health. The cost is only $55, and the peace of mind it gives is priceless.
The Screening Program Includes The Following
Heart Health Questionnaire
Resting EKG, interpreted by a board-certified cardiologist
Body Mass Index (from height and weight measurements)
Resting blood pressure and heart rate
Fasting cholesterol test that includes total, LDL and HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and a total/HDL ratio
Blood glucose (simple sugar) test to screen for diabetes
Private consultation with a health educator trained in cardiac risk factor management
Low-income, disadvantaged women may be eligible for a Take Heart Screening scholarship. Made available through the Sue Parberry Women's Heart Screening Program, the scholarship covers the full cost of the screening.
For more information or to make an appointment, call (360) 738-6720. In Skagit County, San Juan County, Island County and Canada call (800) 541-7209.
Don’t Be a Statistic
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Did you also know:
Approximately one in three people have some form of cardiovascular disease
50% of men and 64% of women who die suddenly from a heart attack have no prior symptoms
Each year, about 60,000 more women than men have a stroke
Nearly one in three American adults have high blood pressure
Almost 50% of adults have borderline or high-risk cholesterol levels
23% of women age 40+ who have an initial attack die within a year, compared with 18% of men