7 tests conveniently bundled together.
MyHeart First is one appointment lasting approximately 90 minutes that includes seven simple diagnostic heart screenings followed by a review of the findings with a cardiologist.
This common screening measures the cholesterol in your blood to determine if your total is in the normal or high range. It also checks fasting glucose levels to gauge your potential for diabetes.
During an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG), small electrical sensors, called electrodes, are placed on your skin to sense the electrical activity of your heart. This allows your doctor to see if your heart is beating normally.
CT Coronary Calcium Scoring
This scan shows the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the walls of the coronary arteries. Plaque buildup narrows the arteries, restricts blood flow to the heart and ultimately can lead to heart attack.
Ankle Brachial Index
The ankle brachial index (ABI) is an extremely reliable means for diagnosing peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition in which the arteries in your legs and ankles are narrowed, creating a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and poor circulation.
Carotid Artery Ultrasound
An ultrasound machine helps identify your potential for strokes by testing for any existing blockages to the major arteries of your brain.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screens
This noninvasive screening checks for the presence of aneurysms (weakened and/or bulging areas) in the aorta, which is the largest artery in the body. If ruptured, an aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding.
An evaluation of your waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) can detect your risk for metabolic disorders, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
The test costs $149. To schedule an appointment call 903-531-8000 and press 8 or in Athens call 903-676-2169.