February is American Heart Month and doctors at Washington Regional’s Walker Heart Institute say it is important for some people to get a heart screening.
“Heart Disease is the number one killer in the United States.” Dr. Geetha Ramaswamy is a cardiologist at Washington Regional Walker Heart Institute and she says the problem is monumental ” In fact, the statistics are staggering. One out of every four deaths in the United States is attributable to this problem, so individuals at risk should be screened for this condition.”
“Walker Heart Institute has offered cardiac screening for the past several years. This is appropriate for individuals who do not yet have symptoms of coronary artery disease or ischemic heart disease but who have risk factors namely family history of heart disease or other risk factors including smoking history, diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol.”
At the heart screening, patients will get an assessment by a mid-level provider. They will go over the patient’s medical history and be given a physical exam along with an EKG and a cholesterol check.
Make a comprehensive cardiac screening appointment today for only $60.
No referral necessary
Your appointment will include:
- Fasting lipid panel (HDL, LDL triglycerides and glucose)
- Blood pressure measurement
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Body Mass Index
- Risk Assessment – to identify a person’s 10-year cardiac disease risk
- Private session with cardiac professional to discuss findings, recommendations and follow-up
For more information, or to schedule a screening, call 479-571-4338.