Back by request – Ounce of Prevention March 22nd –

February 5, 2014

Back by request – Ounce of Prevention March 22nd –

By Perry Shumway
February 5, 2014

Back by request – Ounce of Prevention March 22nd –

By Perry Shumway
Heart Health Prevention

Cardiovascular Disease Screening Back By Request March 22nd

Your locally owned and operated hospital would like to keep you healthy. Preventative treatment and care can save our community dollars and lives. The leading causes of death in Madison County are cardiovascular disease. It is one of the few conditions that can be prevented or delayed. Hence this month, we are offering your preventative care screening for only $90, a small fraction of the price, to help our community. These screenings are cash, check, or card basis only, and will not be billed to your insurance.


The following factors contribute to cardiovascular disease:

  • Over the age of 50
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • A personal history of smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of cardiac of vascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Inactive lifestyle


We have joined with Idaho Heart Institute to offer this screening to provide you with information that will help you make the right decisions for your life.

Each of the screenings below will help determine your heart disease risk:


1. Stroke screening Ultrasound: Checks for narrowing and blockages of the main arteries in the neck.

2. 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG): Measures the electrical activity of the heart.

3. Blood Cholesterol and Hemoglobin A1c Measurements*: Checks A1c levels in blood.

4. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound: Checks for an aneurysm, a bulge or weakness in the aorta, the major blood vessel in the abdomen.

5. Peripheral Artery Disease Screening: Screens for blockages and plaque buildup in the legs.

6. Body Mass Index: Assesses your body weight relative to your height.

7. Blood Pressure: Measures the blood pressure against the walls of the arteries.


*The blood work portion of the screening (blood cholesterol and hemoglobin A1c measurements) is optional. If you choose not to complete blood work, the cost of the remaining six screening tests is $75

This screening will specifically identify your risk factors and recommend a course of action to help you improve your heart and vascular health!