The CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute is offering its new HeartSmart Screening Program to identify, manage and treat early signs of heart disease.
The preventative screening program combines a series of tests to identify cardiovascular health risks into a single visit that patients can schedule at their own convenience to gain greater insight into their true heart health and detect any early signs of heart disease.
“Our focus here is early detection. The sooner we can detect signs of heart disease, the sooner we can begin proper treatment that focuses on less invasive practices like medication or lifestyle changes rather than a trip to the emergency room,” said Dr. David Griffin, chief medical officer for the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute. “We’ve carefully selected the preventative screenings that are part of this program in order to give patients the greatest level of insight into their heart health in the least invasive manner. In some ways, a HeartSmart Screening will feel little different from an annual physical, but the information we learn will be exponentially more valuable.”
Preventative screenings conducted as part of the HeartSmart include:
Lipid Panel and Hemoglobin A1C
Blood Pressure Evaluation
Body Mass Index
Heart Attack Risk Assessment (ASCVD)
ABI Peripheral Artery Disease Assessment
Cardiac Calcium Scoring CT Scan
The HeartSmart screening is offered every third Friday of each month. Screenings are conducted by appointment only and the cost is $75 per person. Individuals in Central Arkansas who are interested in scheduling their preventative HeartSmart Screening may contact the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute to arrange an appointment at chistvincent.com/heartsmart-