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Heart Premium Screening - $150

Who Should Have This Screening

Heart Premium may be beneficial if you are:

  • Age 45+
  • Have a family history of heart disease
  • And/or any of the following risk factors: smoking, overweight, lack of exercise, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high glucose

What Is Included

The screening includes:

  • Carotid ultrasound
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • ABI - comparison of blood pressure in arm and legs to detect artery blockage in legs
  • Blood Pressure
  • CT scan of the heart (calcium score)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Resting EKG
  • Total cholesterol blood work

Why You Should Not Have This Screening

If you could be pregnant, this test is not recommended. People with coronary artery stents, pacemakers, or metal in the left side of the chest from previous surgery are excluded from the CT scan (calcium score) portion of the screening. Partial refunds are unavailable for any unused segments of the screening program.

Screening Details and What to Do Before You Come

The Heart Premium Screening is done in Outpatient Cardiovascular Diagnostics in the Colonnades medical office building on the campus of Baptist Medical Center. The day before the screening, have nothing to eat or drink after midnight. The screening will take about 45 minutes.

During the screening:

  • You will complete a form with information about your health history.
  • A clinician will draw blood from your arm.
  • A cardiac sonographer or nurse with specialized cardiac training will place a small, hand-held device, called a transducer, on several points of your neck and abdomen. A clinician will also take blood pressure measurements in your arms and legs. During the CT scan, you will lie comfortably on your back while the CT scanner records images of your heart. Please avoid wearing shirts with metal buttons or snaps. Ladies should avoid wearing underwire bras. Radiation is involved in this screening.


When you are finished, we will send your results to one of our cardiovascular providers on staff at Baptist Heart for evaluation.

When our team has completed evaluation of your screening, they will provide a report explaining your results. They will also make recommendations for any needed follow-up.

If You Have Questions About Your Results

We will mail your completed screening report to you, usually in about three weeks. If your results indicate a need for immediate follow up, a member of our cardiovascular team will call you at the telephone number you provided. If you have questions about your results, or if you need help scheduling recommended follow up screenings, send email to cvscreenings@mbhs.org.

When You Come For Your Screening

Park in the parking lot at the Colonnades medical office building. Check in at Outpatient Cardiovascular Diagnostics, located in Suite 100 on the first floor level of the building. To get to Suite 100, go up one floor in the elevator from the Ground Level.

Registration

To register online for the screening, you will need a valid email address and credit card. If you do not have an email address, or prefer to pay in person with cash or a credit card, you may register by calling 601-948-6262.

To register online for the screening, you will need a valid email address and credit card. If you do not have an email address, or prefer to pay in person with cash or a credit card, you may register by calling 601-948-6262.



Trust your heart to Baptist Heart. Make an appointment today. Call 601-968-1966.