Cardiac Care

Cardiac CareAlmost two-thirds of the women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms. Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease.

Women account for 61% of stroke deaths.

Nine out of 10 heart disease patients have at least one risk factor. Several medical conditions and lifestyle choices can put women at a higher risk for heart disease, including:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Physical inactivity
  • Alcohol use

Want to know your risk?  Call 324.1199 to schedule a screening or request an appointment online.

Self-Referral Screening Options:

Heart Healthy CT

A Heart Healthy CT scan for coronary calcium is a non-invasive way of obtaining information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries—the vessels that supply oxygen-containing blood to the heart muscle. During a cardiac CT scan, an x-ray machine will move around your body in a circle. The machine will take a picture of each part of your heart. A computer will put the pictures together to make a three-dimensional (3D) picture of the whole heart.

Because calcium is a marker of coronary artery disease, the amount of calcium detected on a Heart Healthy CT scan is a helpful tool in determining your risk.

This test is for women and men with a known risk factor for developing coronary artery disease.  The following criteria are used for self-referral for this screening. If you meet the criteria below then please call 324.1199 to schedule your Heart Healthy CT. Fee: $99

Men over age 40 and women over age 45 with one or more of the following risk factors:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Cigarette Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight & Obesity
  • Physical Inactivity