There is currently a special heart screening promotion going on right now. Those who attended the I Matter Celebration of Health on Friday, June 18 can get their hearts screened for $30, which is 25% off the original price!
No one ever expects to have heart disease. Often we are so busy going about our daily lives to even give our hearts a second thought. The day goes on, and your heart beats, without you having to think about it. But just for one minute, consider this: your heart keeps you alive. Every pump allows you to live another few seconds. Your heart matters.
And considering that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US, it is worth the peace of mind to have your heart health evaluated. For $40 and an hour or so of your time, you can have your heart screened at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health in New Lenox. Your heart works all day, every day for you—don’t you at least owe it this much?
The Silver Cross Baseline Risk Screening is a simple, non-invasive evaluation that will let you know how your heart is doing. Here is what you can expect at your screening:
12-lead EKG. This simple test will measure the electric activity of your heart using skin electrodes. The test measures your heart’s rhythms, searching for abnormal rhythms that may be caused by heart disease. The 12 lead means that 12 electrical signals are recorded at once and then printed for evaluation.
History and lifestyle evaluation. During this portion of the screening, a nurse will conduct a written and oral interview of your family history, personal health history, and lifestyle to better assess your overall health and risk of heart disease.
- Total cholesterol including HDL and LDL levels and triglyceride level. For this test, we’ll draw blood to evaluate cholesterol levels, as high cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease. A 12 hour fast is required.
- Blood glucose level. For this test, we’ll take a small amount of blood via finger prick. We are checking for high blood sugar levels that may be caused by diabetes, a known risk factor for heart disease.
- Blood pressure. We’ll measure your blood pressure using blood pressure cuffs.
- Body fat. We’ll measure your weight and height to find out your Body Mass Index. This will show whether you are at a healthy weight in relation to your height.
Consultation and review. After your screenings have been complete, your work is done. Once the tests have been analyzed, a registered cardiac nurse will provide a personal phone consultation to review results, make recommendations, and answer questions.
Now’s the time to take care of yourself, get peace of mind, and perhaps even save your life. Call (815) 740-7046 for an appointment.