1 appointment could save your life.
Many life-threatening heart conditions have no recognizable symptoms. As a result, you may not know there’s a problem until it turns into a major cardiac event. And while doctors and hospitals offer cardiovascular screenings, they are performed and priced individually, making the time and cost factors prohibitive.
Now there’s a way to avoid catastrophic heart problems while saving time and money with My Heart First, a comprehensive diagnostic heart screening program from ETMC and the Sigal Heart Center that’s convenient and affordable.
Gain peace of mind in one appointment.
MyHeart First offers seven screenings proven to most accurately detect heart disease and defects. Early detection of cardiovascular disease can help prevent future heart attacks and strokes.
7 tests conveniently bundled together.
In one appointment, My Heart First offers seven screenings proven to most accurately detect heart disease and defects — important because early detection can help prevent future heart attacks and strokes.
MyHeart First is one appointment lasting approximately 90 minutes that includes seven simple diagnostic heart screenings followed by a review of the findings with a cardiologist. Appointments are available on Thursday mornings.
1 Cholesterol panel
This common screening measures the cholesterol in your blood to determine if your total is in the normal or high range. It also checks fasting glucose levels to gage your potential for diabetes.
During an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG), small electrical sensors, called electrodes, are placed on your skin to sense the electrical activity of your heart. This allows your doctor to see if your heart is beating normally.
3 CT Coronary Calcium Scoring
This scan shows the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the walls of the coronary arteries. Plaque buildup narrows the arteries, restricts blood flow to the heart and ultimately can lead to heart attack.
4 Ankle Brachial Index
The ankle brachial index (ABI) is an extremely reliable means for diagnosing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a condition in which the arteries in your legs and ankles are narrowed, creating a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and poor circulation.
5 Carotid Artery Ultrasound
An ultrasound machine helps identify your potential for strokes by testing for any existing blockages to the major arteries of your brain.
6 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screens
This noninvasive screening checks for the presence of aneurysms (weakened and/or bulging areas) in the aorta, which is the largest artery in the body. If ruptured, an aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding.
7 Metabolic Disease
An evaluation of your waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) can detect your risk for metabolic disorders, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.