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One of the best things you can do for your heart and overall health is to be screened for cardiovascular disease.
Once you more fully understand your risk of heart disease, you can begin to identify areas for improvement and work towards preventing complications. Lifestyle changes may be sufficient, but medicine or procedures may be necessary to improve your quality of life. Lima Memorial offers two affordable screening options: CT cardiac calcium screening and a three-exam vascular screening.
CT Cardiac Calcium Scoring is often used to determine a person’s risk of heart disease or cardiovascular disease. It is a non-invasive imaging procedure used to detect the smallest amount of calcium, or plaque, in your coronary arteries using a multi-slice CT scanner. This 10-minute test is the best step to take to detect early heart disease.
You may benefit from a CT cardiac calcium scoring test if you have one or more of the following:
A physician’s referral is not required. This cardiac test is not recommended for patients who have had a previous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or are under the age of 40.
Find out your risk of heart disease today. Schedule your CT cardiac calcium scoring test with Lima Memorial Radiology by calling 419-226-5030.
Vascular screenings are essential to maintaining your health and well-being. Quick and painless, these screenings can catch problems, such as plaque buildup in the veins, blockages or aneurysms, before they become serious and cause a heart attack or stroke.
Lima Memorial Health System offers a comprehensive vascular screening comprised of three different ultrasound exams: carotid Doppler, abdominal aorta exam and ankle-brachial index.
This non-invasive test uses sound waves to measure blood flow through the carotid arteries. This portion of the exam will assist doctors in evaluating your risk of a stroke.
This exam can detect a ballooning of the aorta. Once weakened, the “balloon” can rupture. Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms affect up to 5% of men and 1% of women and is attributed to 15,000 deaths annually.
This screening is performed by taking blood pressure measurements at the arms and ankles. The measurements are used to diagnose peripheral artery disease (PAD).
You may qualify if you answer “yes” to two or more of the following:
For more information on these services or to schedule an appointment, call 419-226-5030. You do not need a doctor’s order to schedule the screening. All three exams are offered for just $60. Insurance does not cover the cost of this screening; however, the screening may be covered under your employee Flexible Spending Account.
At Lima Memorial, we’re dedicated to keeping your heart healthy and your mind at ease. That’s why we offer same-day appointments with our world-class cardiology department.
To contact Lima Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute, or to learn more about same-day appointments, please click here.