Find out your risk for heart disease with six cardiac screenings offered at Jane Phillips Medical Center.
No physician referral is necessary, and patient results will be sent to primary care physicians upon request. Call today to schedule your appointment, 918-331-1598.
Carotid Artery Evaluation
Plaque in the carotid arteries can reduce blood flow to the brain and may increase the risk of stroke. It is also a marker of heart attack risk. During an internal carotid artery evaluation, an ultrasound probe is placed on your neck to determine the presence of plaque or blockages.
Cardiac Function Evaluation
An ultrasound probe is placed on your chest to evaluate heart function and calculate your ejection fraction, the amount of blood pumped out of the heart during each beat.
Blood pressure is recorded from both ankles and arms to screen for peripheral vascular disease. The Ankle Brachial Index evaluates blood circulation throughout the legs, and is also an indicator of heart attack risk.
Baseline Electrocardiogram (ECG)
A noninvasive recording of your heart’s electrical activity, this test uses electrodes to detect overall heart rhythm. Because an ECG is the best way to measure and diagnose abnormal heart rhythms, it’s wise to have a baseline screening around age 40.
Abdominal Aorta Evaluation (requires fasting)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a localized enlargement of the abdominal aorta. Most aneurysms are asymptomatic. However, a ruptured aneurysm is one of the leading causes of death in males over 65, particularly in those who have smoked, have a family history, or those with atherosclerotic vascular disease. An ultrasound is a highly specific, non-invasive test which measures the size of your abdominal aorta.
Cardiac Calcium Score
Left untreated, coronary plaque may cause blockages and heart attacks. A multi-slice CT scanner measures the calcified plaque in the arteries that supply blood to the heart, and indirectly measures the total amount of plaque inside the heart by taking a series of pictures in just a few seconds.
Make your appointment today by calling 918-331-1598.