Heart disease is the number one cause of death for Americans. In light of that, LifeBridge Health created its Heart Health & Lifestyle Screening program, an offshoot of what was formerly our Women's Heart Program.
The program is now open to all adults 18 or older and offers low-cost screenings to members of our community to better assess their risk for heart disease.
During a screening, you'll meet with qualified health care professionals to identify any risk factors, as well as potential health issues that could affect your cardiovascular health.
However, this program is much more than a screening. The staff provides wellness education and health resources to help you make the necessary lifestyle changes to reduce your risk. They empower you to take the next steps toward a healthier you as you learn simple ways to change behaviors that can dramatically improve your health.
The heart screening includes:
- Heart health awareness assessment
- Complete metabolic blood profile
- Cholesterol testing (HDL, LDL, triglycerides)
- Glucose testing
- Blood pressure
- Body composition analysis
- Brief education with a registered nurse
- Free, two-week trial membership to LifeBridge Health & Fitness
"I wish more people would take advantage of this service," Kristel Donner, a heart screening participant says. "It's just a simple and fast way of getting information. It's a great community service. I did not know that my blood pressure was elevated."
A cardiologist will review screening results with certain risk factors at a later time.
Heart risk screenings are recommended for all adults who:
- Are not currently seeing a cardiologist
- Have not had a screening in the past year
- Are 18 years of age or older
For more information or to register for an upcoming Heart Health & Lifestyle Screening, call 410-601-WELL (9355).
If your results require follow-up or if you would like to take a more proactive role in your health care, we can recommend a cardiologist. Please call 410-601-WELL to schedule an appointment with our cardiologists.
If you have already been diagnosed with heart disease or are presently seeing a cardiologist, it is important that you refrain from being screened. Please continue working with your physician.