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Heart & Vascular Screenings

Determine your risk of heart disease and other life-threatening conditions 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

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.

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 aneurism 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 »

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, call 605-977-7000 and ask for the concierge, or 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 1-800-658-3535.

Save Lives with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Every year, 326,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest. Immediate help with an (AED) can mean the difference between life and death. Watch our tutorial on the Balance blog to learn how to use an AED.

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 and special considerations for women.

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