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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

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.

Register for a Heart Screening

Take advantage of one of Avera’s Planet Heart screenings available in many locations throughout the Upper Midwest. To request an appointment, fill out this online form or call 1-605-322-6877.

AEDs Save Lives – Get Yours Now

Avera Heart Hospital is committed to helping communities stay safe by offering automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to businesses and individuals – across the nation – at cost. That means you can save money while saving lives.

As the largest public access defibrillator program in South Dakota, you can count on our expertise. We offer the Physio Control LIFEPAK CR® Plus AED, which comes with an instructional DVD.

To learn more, contact us online.

Heart Attack Warning Signs

Early detection is critical for treating and surviving a heart attack. Learn the warning signs and call 911 immediately if you or a loved one experiences symptoms.

Learn about heart attack warning signs.

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