Heart and Vascular Screenings
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of heart attacks. While the symptoms of coronary artery disease are noticeable in the advanced state, many people show no evidence of disease for decades as the disease progresses. For some, a heart attack happens. CAD occurs when plaques build up and narrow your arteries, called atherosclerosis. Plaques are made of fat, cholesterol and calcium. Plaque and other risk factors can be addressed through a heart screening.
Take a proactive approach with heart and vascular screenings at Avera. You and your doctor will receive a clear picture of your cardiovascular health that empowers you to develop a plan for a healthy lifestyle and medical care to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Planet Heart was started 10 years ago to make the most of the latest technology to spot possible heart disease early, and treat it effectively before a serious health event occurs.
Your heart and vascular systems are complex subjects that deserve comprehensive care. Thankfully, a whole world of heart care is available through Avera Heart Hospital with the next step in heart and vascular prevention. Through Planet Heart you can receive:
- a heart screening for $50,
- a vascular screening for $50, or
- both for the special price of $75.
You can also use your flex spending account to cover your screening cost.
Heart screenings include:
- Calcium score CT – critical to early detection of heart disease
- Blood pressure
- BMI (body mass index)
- Cholesterol and blood sugar check
Vascular screenings include:
- Carotid artery screen
- Aortic aneurysm screen
- Ankle brachial screen
In addition, you’ll also benefit from a risk assessment and education provided by our expert cardiovascular team, including an introduction to tobacco cessation as needed, a diet quality index and nutrition counseling. Register for a heart screening.
This screening is recommended for men age 40 and older and women age 45 and older, or those with a strong family history of heart disease.
In the Aberdeen area, contact Heart Smart for a heart screening.
Give the Gift of Health
Give someone you love the gift of health by purchasing a Planet Heart gift certificate for $50 or $75. To purchase gift certificates for Sioux Falls order online.