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Detect heart issues early with a Heart Scan

February 22, 2024 

HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital and Prairie Cardiovascular remind everyone to be good to their heart and schedule a heart scan. These quick, painless heart screenings done on a CT scanner detect early buildup in the coronary arteries.

“The best way to treat heart disease is by detecting it early so that you can make lifestyle changes or get further testing or treatment to prevent more serious issues,” said Sheri Barnett, DNP, APRN, with Prairie Cardiovascular.
 
Those who have the following risk factors should especially consider having a heart scan: 
  • Family history of heart disease 
  • High cholesterol 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Diabetes 
  • Overweight 
  • Smoker 
No physician order is required to have the screening, and it is only $42. 
 
To schedule a heart scan, call 217-464-2976.
 
For more information about HSHS St. Mary's heart care services, visit here.

Prairie Cardiovascular, nationally ranked and the largest group of cardiologists in the tri-state region, is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System. To learn more about the doctors of Prairie, visit prairieheart.org.
Detect heart issues early with a Heart Scan
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