Target Heart Screening

Now you can take your heart's health into your own hands. The Target Heart program includes four tests: CT Calcium Score, Blood Pressure Reading, Lipid Panel and Blood Glucose Test. These will help determine if you're at risk for heart disease.


Target Heart imageCardiac Scoring Screening -- This is a non-invasive, painless screening performed by certified radiology technologists on the state's first 64-slice CT scanner. The study is sent to your physician. This screening helps identify calcium deposits in the arteries that may lead to a heart attack.

Lipid Panel -- A blood test that is collected and processed by credentialed laboratory professionals. The profile helps detect inflammation that may be associated with increased risk for heart attack and/or stroke in people with elevated cholesterol levels. Tests included in the profile are cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride, highly sensitive CRP, and a homocysteine. An overnight fast is required for this profile.

Blood Pressure Reading -- Elevated blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Blood Glucose Test -- Measures the amount of a type of sugar (called glucose) in your blood to determine if your blood glucose level in within healthy ranges.

Consider Target Heart if you have any of the following risk factors:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • History of smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High stress levels
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Postmenopausal female

The cost is just $45. No physician's order is needed. You can make the appointment at your convenience by calling 882-7690. This screening is recommended for men and women within the age range of 40-70 years old. Anyone under 40 years of age must have a physician order to participate.

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