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Heart and Vascular Screening

Seven (7) Tests for $50

You have only one heart, so why not give it the best possible care? Unfortunately, that vital organ and the vessels that circulate blood throughout the body can show the wear of age, lifestyle habits and genetics. Fortunately, it’s possible to assess the health of your heart and blood vessels with a group of seven tests. The results can gauge your heart and vascular health and tell whether you’re at higher risk for a heart attack or stroke.

If you are at higher risk, you and your doctor can use the results to take steps to lower that risk. All test results are interpreted by a board-certified physician or another qualified medical professional.

The screening includes seven tests:

  • Blood Pressure Measurement
  • Body Mass Index Measurement
  • 12-lead Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Stroke Screening/Carotid Artery Ultrasound
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound
  • Peripheral Artery Disease Screening
  • Blood Cholesterol and Hemoglobin A1c Measurements*

Schedule a Heart & Vascular Screening at McLaren Port Huron today. Call (810) 989-3270.

What is heart and vascular health?

A healthy heart and blood vessel system circulate blood, along with nutrients and oxygen, to every part of the body. The vessels also carry away waste matter. When your heart and vascular system are healthy, you give yourself the best chance to have the vitality needed to complete daily tasks with enough energy left over to do the things you enjoy doing.

What are the risk factors for heart and vascular disease and stroke?

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Family history
  • History of preeclampsia
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Older age
  • Stress
  • Alcohol

What the Tests Tell You

Blood pressure - If it’s too high, it can damage arteries and set the stage for blockages. Left unchecked, high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, vision loss, kidney damage and sexual dysfunction. If it’s too low, it can cause dizziness, fatigue, nausea and other symptoms. Learn more about blood pressure management.

Body mass index or BMI - BMI is a number that compares your weight to your height. People with a high BMI are at increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Learn more about the risks of high Body Mass Index.

Cholesterol and hemoglobin A1C -

  • Cholesterol and other substances in your blood can form a thick, hard deposit that can narrow the arteries that carry blood to your heart and brain and make them less flexible (called atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries). Learn about cholesterol levels and how to manage your risks.
  • Hemoglobin A1C is an indicator for diabetes. The A1C test measures your blood sugar over a period of weeks. Learn more about A1C test results and related risks.
  • ECG (formerly EKG) - An ECG measures electrical activity in your heart and can tell if your heartbeat has an abnormal rhythm, if your heart’s getting enough blood and whether parts of your heart muscle are abnormally thick. Learn more about conditions that may be detected by abnormal ECG results

    Carotid artery ultrasound - This can tell if one of the main arteries that carry blood from your heart to your brain has atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, a risk factor for a stroke. Learn more about the ultrasound test and the diseases that can affect your carotid artery.

    Abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound - This test can tell if the aorta, a big artery that carries blood to the lower body, has a thinner area that balloons outward and is at risk for rupturing. Learn more about the risks of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

    Peripheral artery disease screening - High blood pressure can lead to narrowing of the arteries in your periphery—legs, arms, stomach and head—causing fatigue or pain, or both. Learn more about the symptoms and risks of peripheral artery disease.

    Test results will be mailed to you to share with your primary care physician.

    Schedule a Heart & Vascular Screening at McLaren Port Huron today. Call (810) 989-3270.

    While the charges for the seven tests could amount to thousands of dollars, the special Heart & Vascular Screening cost is only $50. We request payment via cash, credit card or check at the time of your appointment. We cannot bill insurance companies.