MyHeart First

Detect cardiovascular issues before they become life-threatening with MyHeart First. It’s a comprehensive diagnostic heart-screening program that is convenient, affordable and available at ETMC Tyler and ETMC Athens.

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 MyHeart First, a comprehensive diagnostic heart screening program from ETMC 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.

Call to make an appointment today!

For ETMC Tyler 903-531-8000 and press 8

For ETMC Athens 903-676-2169

7 tests conveniently bundled together.

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 Wednesday mornings in Athens and Thursday mornings in Tyler.

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 gauge 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.