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Early detection keeps you on the beating path
At Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital Heart & Vascular Center, we consider routine health screenings and risk assessments the first step in discovering a life-threatening health condition. We also use them to monitor the status of an existing diagnosis. Plus, they can help raise awareness of conditions that can be reversed with lifestyle changes or corrected with early medical intervention – before a health emergency. And better yet, many of these tests take less than 10 minutes to complete.
Heart failure screenings and assessments
We offer a variety of screenings and assessments to determine your heart’s health. These tests can help detect risks factors or conditions that can contribute to heart failure.
Blood pressure, pulse and blood oxygen levels—A fast, painless heart and blood test that helps spot a wide variety of risk factors.
Heart failure risk assessment—This quick assessment includes a questionnaire concerning family history and various risk factors that you may or may not know about.
Lower extremity pulses screening—Checks for peripheral artery disease by ensuring you have normal pulse and blood flow throughout your legs.
Cholesterol screening—Determines your risk for heart disease by measuring each type of cholesterol and your blood sugar level. (Requires 12-hour fast.)
Ultrasound vascular screening—Helps detect risk of heart attack and stroke by scanning your arteries for clots, aneurysms and more.
Approximately 30 million Americans are at risk for vascular disease, including stroke, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), carotid artery disease and aortic aneurysms. Fortunately, we can treat vascular disease effectively when it's found early.
At IU Health Goshen Hospital Heart & Vascular Center, we offer three simple screening tests that detect vascular problems. All of our screenings are non-invasive and painless.
Carotid scan—A quick carotid (artery of the head and neck) duplex ultrasound scan and a blood pressure check can identify severe hypertension. These exams can detect the most frequent cause of stroke – significant internal carotid artery stenosis.
Aortic scan—This ultrasound scan checks the aorta, the body’s main artery. The scan can tell how big an aneurysm is and when it needs treatment.
PAD scan—A Doppler exam for peripheral arterial disease quickly determines if there is impairment in the circulation to the limbs. It can also identify blockages in the leg arteries, tell how severe the blockage is and whether treatment is needed.
A vascular screening can be the first step in discovering a life-threatening condition. Call 877.566.4460 or click here to schedule yours today.
In addition to our screenings and risk assessments for heart failure, we offer health and wellness assessments on the second Wednesday of each month. These tests are offered free of charge or for a nominal fee, depending on the service.
Fasting lipid profile—Measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, cholesterol ratio and blood sugar level. Requires 12-hour fast.
Non-fasting lipid profile—Measures total cholesterol, HDL, non-HDL, cholesterol ratio and blood sugar level.
ALT/AST assesses—Determines liver function for persons taking some cholesterol-lowering medications, high doses of NSAIDs or some diabetic medications.
A1C measures—Measures a diabetic’s blood sugar control over the previous 2 to 3 months.
Spaces are limited, and pre-registration is required. Please call 877.566.4660 or click here to register.