Risk Factors 

Blood Pressure
Obesity
Physical Inactivity
Smoking
Family History

Frequency 

Every 2 years, all adults

Desirable Value 

120/70
Body Mass Index < 25
20 minutes exercise daily

Risk Factors 

Lipids
(cholesterol / triglycerides)

Frequency 

Every 5 years for men, age 35-75
Every 5 years for women, age 45-75
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Desirable Value

Total cholesterol < 200 
LDL < 100 ; HDL > 45

Risk Factors 

Diabets (glucose screen)

Frequency 

Starting around age 40 for men and women; earlier if family history More Info » 

Desirable Value 

Blood Glucose < 110

Cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings are offered periodically at various locations throughout the year.  Visit our Calendar for upcoming screening offerings.

Tests to Further Evaluate Risk; Requires Direction of a Physician

Stress Test
Detects possible abnormal blood flow in heart via EKG while patient exercises on treadmill  (with or without echocardiogram and/or isotope) More Info »

Ultra Fast CT Scan
(Cardiac Scan)

CT of the coronary arteries to detect calcium; may be appropriate for men and women age 45 and older with risk factors
For appointments call 1.888.364.6400

C-Reactive Protein
Blood test for inflammation inside artery walls; high CRP level increases risk for heart attack. 
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Screenings to Further Evaluate Risk

Carotid Artery Screening
Detects blockages in the main blood arteries to the brain and can help determine the risk for a stroke. More Info »

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
Scans the abdomen for signs of aneurysms or weaknesses in the wall of the aorta, the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart. More Info »

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Screening
Detects blockages or narrowing in arteries within legs or arms that can injure nerves and can cause pain or cramping in extremities. More Info »

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