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- Heart Healthy Screenings - Monday through Friday, February 14 – 18
Vascular ultrasounds of the carotid, lower abdominal, and peripheral arteries and
Glucose and Lipid panel to determine cholesterol levels.
- $99, cash only, (insurance will not be billed.)
Screenings will be provided by the Hannibal Regional Hospital Imaging Team at 6500 Hospital Drive
, Hannibal, MO.
Please make a screening appointment by calling 573-629-1644.
What is the Heart Healthy screening?
Perhaps the most important indicators for cardiac risk are those of your personal health history, such as age, hereditary factors, weight, cigarette smoking, blood pressure, exercise history, and diabetes.
Other important factors can be screened by medical tests. Hannibal Regional Hospital offers the Heart Healthy screening, a small group of tests that help determine your risk for a cardiovascular event such as heart attack or stroke. Results of these tests will be shared with your doctor.
What is included in the Heart Healthy screening?
The lipid profile is an important tool in our Heart Healthy screening. There are also three non-invasive imaging tests that are used, carotid artery test, abdominal aortic aneurysm test, and a peripheral arterial disease test.
What is the cost of Heart Healthy screening?
The Heart Healthy screening costs $99 and is a cash-only price. Your insurance will not be billed. In most cases the low cost of these tests is less than most private insurance deductibles.
How is the lipid profile used?
The lipid profile measures cholesterol, triglycerides, high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL, "good" cholesterol), and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL, "bad" cholesterol). Triglycerides are the major form of fat found in the body and their function is to provide energy for the cells. You should fast for 8 to 10 hours before this test.
Below are the desirable ranges for the components of the lipid profile:
- Cholesterol <200 mg/dL (5.18 mmol/L)
- HDL-cholesterol > 40 mg/dL (1.04 mmol/L)
- LDL-cholesterol <100 mg/dL (2.59 mmol/L)
- Triglycerides <150 mg/dL (1.70 mmol/L)
If any or all of your results are significantly outside these ranges, your risk of heart attack or stroke is increased. You will want to consult with your doctor about improving your diet, exercise, and/or using medication to reduce your risk.
What is the carotid artery test?
This is an ultrasound evaluation of the carotid arteries that screens for the build up of fatty plaque - the leading cause of strokes.
What is the abdominal aortic aneurysm test?
This ultrasound test is used to screen for the presence of an aneurysm in the abdominal aorta that could lead to a ruptured aortic artery.
What is the peripheral arterial disease test?
This test evaluates for peripheral arterial disease (plaque build up) in the legs. It is 4-5 times more likely that you will die from heart disease if you have peripheral arterial disease.
Is there anything else I should know?
Your doctor should be consulted if your results indicate that you are at risk. A healthy diet and exercise are important to good heart health. Your doctor should also be consulted routinely to track your risk and for advice on keeping your Heart Healthy.