Knowing your family history is the first step to changing your story. Just ask Dee of Jamestown. Dee had a family history of heart disease, and as a former smoker, she was concerned about her personal risk. She scheduled a heart and lung scan at Hendricks Regional Health, which revealed multiple blockages in her heart. With the help of a life-saving scan, the right medication and regular exercise, Dee lives each day with a healthy, grateful heart.
Together, we believe we can beat the odds for women and heart disease.
Reserve Your Spot Today
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. In support of American Heart Month and the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement, we encourage you to take action this month and every month against heart disease. Health screenings such as those provided by Hendricks Regional Health empower individuals to educate themselves about their cardiovascular health and allow them to take preventive action.
Hendricks Regional Health is also proud to provide life-saving heart scan opportunities at a low price. To schedule a $49 Heart Scan, fill out our online health request form.
Send a Scan to a Friend
When it comes to our health, one of the best things we can do is look out for each other. If you have a female (or male) friend or relative who might benefit from a heart screening, consider purchasing a heart scan gift card. Your gift could help save their life.
Who Should Have a Heart Scan?
A heart scan checks for coronary artery disease, which occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries. The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have created guidelines to help you and your doctor determine if a heart scan is right for you. You could likely benefit from this powerful screening tool include if you:
- Have high or borderline-high blood pressure. Blood pressure should normally be less than 120/80 mm Hg (less than 120 systolic AND less than 80 diastolic) for an adult age 20 or over. View a chart reflecting blood pressure categories defined by the American Heart Association.
- Have high or borderline-high cholesterol. Total cholesterol should normally be less than 200 mg/dL. A result of 200 to 239 mg/dL is considered borderline high, and a result of 240 mg/dL and above is considered high.
- Have diabetes
- Have a family history of heart disease
- Are over 40
- Are overweight or obese. This means your Body Mass Index (BMI) is higher than 25. View a BMI chart from the National Institutes of Health.
A heart scan is not useful if you have low heart attack risk. For example, if you are under 40, don't smoke and have normal cholesterol and blood pressure. Also, if you have already had a heart attack or had treatment for coronary heart disease, a heart scan won't be useful. That's because your doctor will already know you are at high risk and a heart scan won't provide any new information about your treatment plan.
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