Come in for a Free Heart Check during American Heart Month February 2020!

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, representing 1 of every 3 deaths in the United States* and can be a silent killer. To commemorate and spread awareness for American Heart Month, we are offering Free Heart Checks during the entire month of February.

The Heart Check will include:
– Pulse and Blood Pressure
– Fasting Lipid Profile
– Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Calculator

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What is the difference between a pulse and blood pressure test?

A blood pressure reading is recorded as two numbers:

  • The top number represents Systolic Blood Pressure and indicates how much pressure blood is exerting against artery walls during heartbeats.
  • The bottom number represents Diastolic Blood Pressure and indicates how much pressure blood is exerting against artery walls while the heart is resting between beats.

A pulse, also known as heart rate, is the number of times your heart beats per minute. A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. Generally, a lower resting heart rate implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness.

What is an EKG?

The electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a noninvasive test that is used to reflect underlying heart conditions by measuring the electrical activity of the heart. The test determines if electrical activity is normal, slow, fast or irregular and may indicate if parts of the heart are too large or overworked.

What does the Fasting Lipid Profile test for?

Serum lipid profile is measured for cardiovascular risk prediction. The test includes four basic parameters: Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides. There is a correlation between elevated cholesterol and heart disease.

What is the Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Calculator?

The ASCVD Risk Calculator is a screening tool developed by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology used to predict risk of cardiovascular event such as coronary or stroke death or non-fatal myocardial infarction (also known as a heart attack) or stroke in next 10 years. It is used for guiding potential medical, lifestyle, and dietary modifications to reduce risk.[/vc_column_text]

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Since testing requires 10 hours of fasting, mornings do fill up fast – so schedule your appointment soon!

All patients will receive a copy of their test results. If the Heart Check indicates a greater than low risk, the patient will be advised to follow up with their PCP or cardiologist.

“Knowing your risk is a first step in managing your risk. Finding out your blood pressure and cholesterol levels can help show you where you are on the spectrum. Do yourself and your family a favor by being proactive in protecting your heart.” – Dr. Eric Wilke

Have more questions? Please contact us anytime to learn more and to schedule your appointment!


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