Heart Scans

Convenient, simple scan and it might save your life

Anyone who is overweight, smokes or has high blood pressure could be at risk for heart disease. 

Does that sound like you? 

Find out with a $49 heart scan from the leading heart and vascular experts in Indiana. It's convenient, simple and it might save your life.

To be eligible for a heart scan, you must be 40 to 79 years of age with one of these risk factors:

  • Family history of heart disease, stroke and/or other vascular disease: Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have a family history of heart related issues, your risk may be higher.
  • Smoking: Almost one-third of coronary heart disease deaths are attributed to smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, according to the American Heart Association
  • Diabetes: At least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from some form of heart disease or stroke, according to the American Heart Association
  • Obesity: As your body mass index (BMI) increases, so does the plaque inside your coronary arteries. This reduces the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart and results in a higher risk of angina or heart attack.
  • High blood pressureHigh blood pressure (HPB) exerts extra force on your arteries, which could lead to blood colts, fats and plaque buildup and damaged organs. People with HPB are at a higher risk of stroke, heart failure.

To be eligible for a vascular scan, you must be 50 years of age or older with one of these risk factors:

  • Family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, heart disease and/or stroke: People with a family history of heart issues and/or aortic aneurysms have higher risk of stroke. Men who have smoked and are between the ages of 65 and 75 should be screened at least once for an aneurysm, according to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force
  • High blood pressure: High blood pressure increases your risk for heart and vascular related conditions. About 8 out of every 10 people having their first stroke have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Current smoker or history of smoking: Smokers are not at an increases risk for all vascular diseases, including peripheral arterial disease, stroke, heart attack, abdominal aortic aneurysm and subsequent death.
  • High cholesterol: When there is too much cholesterol in the blood, it builds up in the walls of your arteries. Over time this build up can slow the blood flow to your heart and cause a heart attack.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking is also a main risk factor for COPD. Together, Smoking and COPD increase the risk of stroke.

Where can I get a heart scan?

We offer heart scans at convenient locations around Indiana. Submit the Request a Heart Scan form to request a heart scan at a location near you.

Heart and Vascular:

  • IU Health Methodist Hospital
  • IU Health North Hospital
  • IU Health Saxony Hospital
  • IU Health West Hospital

Heart Only:

  • IU Health Arnett Hospital
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
  • IU Health Bedford Hospital
  • IU Health Bloomington Hospital
  • IU Health Frankfort Hospital
  • IU Health Jay Hospital
  • IU Health Tipton Hospital
  • IU Health White Memorial Hospital

Who needs a heart or vascular scan?

To be eligible for a heart scan, you must be 40 to 79 years of age with one of these risk factors:

  • Family history of heart disease, stroke and/or other vascular disease: Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have a family history of heart related issues, your risk may be higher.
  • Smoking: Almost one-third of coronary heart disease deaths are attributed to smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, according to the American Heart Association
  • Diabetes: At least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from some form of heart disease or stroke, according to the American Heart Association
  • Obesity: As your body mass index (BMI) increases, so does the plaque inside your coronary arteries. This reduces the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart and results in a higher risk of angina or heart attack.
  • High blood pressureHigh blood pressure (HPB) exerts extra force on your arteries, which could lead to blood colts, fats and plaque buildup and damaged organs. People with HPB are at a higher risk of stroke, heart failure.

To be eligible for a vascular scan, you must be 50 years of age or older with one of these risk factors:

  • Family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, heart disease and/or stroke: People with a family history of heart issues and/or aortic aneurysms have higher risk of stroke. Men who have smoked and are between the ages of 65 and 75 should be screened at least once for an aneurysm, according to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force
  • High blood pressure: High blood pressure increases your risk for heart and vascular related conditions. About 8 out of every 10 people having their first stroke have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Current smoker or history of smoking: Smokers are not at an increases risk for all vascular diseases, including peripheral arterial disease, stroke, heart attack, abdominal aortic aneurysm and subsequent death.
  • High cholesterol: When there is too much cholesterol in the blood, it builds up in the walls of your arteries. Over time this build up can slow the blood flow to your heart and cause a heart attack.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking is also a main risk factor for COPD. Together, Smoking and COPD increase the risk of stroke.

Where can I get a heart scan?

We offer heart scans at convenient locations around Indiana. Submit the Request a Heart Scan form to request a heart scan at a location near you.

Heart and Vascular:

  • IU Health Methodist Hospital
  • IU Health North Hospital
  • IU Health Saxony Hospital
  • IU Health West Hospital

Heart Only:

  • IU Health Arnett Hospital
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
  • IU Health Bedford Hospital
  • IU Health Bloomington Hospital
  • IU Health Frankfort Hospital
  • IU Health Jay Hospital
  • IU Health Tipton Hospital
  • IU Health White Memorial Hospital

What to Expect: Heart Scan

In this video, we provide tips to make your heart scan go as smoothly as possible. We also explain what to expect during the appointment.

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