Understanding Your Heart Health – Get a Heart and Vascular Screening Today
Sanford Heart Sioux Falls is committed to helping you improve your heart health and avoid heart disease. Most people over the age of 40 have at least one risk factor and many have multiple risk factors. That’s why knowing your risk factors and having regular heart and vascular screenings is important in helping you take control of your heart health. Most heart disease can be prevented and that starts with you taking action.
What Can You Do Today?
Start with making an appointment at the Sanford USD Medical Center’s Screening Center for a heart and/or vascular screening. We’ll screen for risk factors and assess your heart’s overall health. Then a doctor will read the results. If needed, you’ll schedule a follow-up appointment to address your heart health and create a plan to improve your heart’s wellbeing.
Heart & Vascular Screenings
- Blood pressure check
- Heart Score CT
- Lipid (Cholesterol) Blood check
These tests help screen for your overall heart disease risk, cholesterol levels, blood pressure and heart rhythm.
- Carotid Ultrasound
- Abdominal Ultrasound
- Ankle Brachial Index
These tests help screen for heart disease in veins and arteries which can lead to heart blockage, stroke or heart attack.
What Will it Cost Me?
Each Screen costs $50.
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What Happens Next?
A doctor will assess your screening results and decide if you need a follow-up appointment to address your risk factors. Then, you and your doctor will make a heart health plan to help you improve your heart health. These may include changing lifestyle risk factors and taking medication to control blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Being physically active for 30 minutes each day. Every movement counts!
- Losing weight
- Quitting smoking
- Controlling your blood pressure
- Eating a healthier diet
- Reducing sodium intake
- Controlling high cholesterol
- Managing diabetes
If something more serious shows up on your screening, you may be referred for further testing or make an appointment to see a cardiology specialist or vascular specialist.
Heart disease doesn’t have to be inevitable. Start today by scheduling your screening.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (605) 33-HEART or (605) 312-LIFE.