HeartCheck

10/24/2012

What you don't know can't hurt you, right? Sadly, in matters of the heart, the maxim "Ignorance is bliss" is more likely to lead you down the path to heart attack, stroke, and even premature death.

PeaceHealth Medical Group is preparing to launch a fast, simple, effective way for you to find out just how you're doing inside. Our HeartCheck cardiac screening program, available at PeaceHealth Medical Group this coming winter, will check your cardiac health using multiple tools including:

  • Full 12-lead EKG analysis
  • Non-fasting lipid panel (cholesterol)
  • Metabolic risk assessment
  • Blood pressure check
  • Body mass index check

HeartCheck cardiac screening will be available to you by appointment without a physician referral, in a convenient walk-in location. You can pay the low cost of your HeartCheck out of pocket, without needing medical insurance.

Not sure you're a candidate for heart disease? The numbers warn us that we need to pay attention! Remember, one of every three Americans has high blood pressure, and your risk of heart disease goes up significantly if you:

  • Have high cholesterol
  • Are over age 50
  • Are postmenopausal
  • Have a family history of heart disease
  • Are overweight
  • Have a history of smoking
  • Have diabetes
  • Have sleep apnea

HeartCheck screenings will be available beginning in early 2013. Please visit peacehealth.org after December 1st to schedule your appointment!