H 57° L 52°
Cloudy | 6MPH

ProHealth Care Offers CT Heart Screenings

Dec. 10, 2012


ProHealth Care is now offering CT heart screenings that can help detect early stages of heart disease, the leading cause of death for American men and women. Many of those who die from heart disease have no prior symptoms.

CT heart screenings may be right for adults 30 to 45 years of age with two or more heart disease risk factors, or over 45 with at least one heart disease risk factor. Risk factors include a family history of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, smoking and diabetes.

The fast and painless 30 minute screening includes a CT heart scan that surveys the entire heart, revealing calcium buildup in the coronary arteries. Calcium buildup may indicate a higher risk for heart disease or heart attack. The scans are performed using a specialized low dose radiation technique , which captures hundreds of high-quality images, providing a picture of the heart’s health. Results are reviewed by a radiologist and a cardiac specialist will follow up within two to three business days to discuss risk factors, heart-healthy tips and connect individuals to additional resources, if needed..

CT heart screenings are available at three locations; Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, and the Oconomowoc Physician Center.

Cost of the screening and consultation is $99. Payment is due at the time of the appointment by credit card or check. No physician referral is required for the screening.

To schedule a heart screening, call (262) 928-4624.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.

Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Waukesha woman charged with fourth OWI offense after striking bus 10/4

» Two lanes on U.S. Highway 45 in Waukesha County reopen after crash Updated:  10/3

» Workers in Waukesha losing jobs as GE takes strong stance in Ex-Im Bank dispute 10/2

» Updated week seven rankings of area prep football teams and players Updated:  10/2

» Town of Waukesha Fire Department hosting open house, pancake breakfast 10/2

» Waukesha Reads program is under way 10/2

» Former Waukesha pastor charged with sexual assault pleads not guilty 10/1

» Two suspects broke into Tobacco Outlet Plus this week in Waukesha 10/1

» Waukesha Police Report: Oct. 1, 2015 issue 10/1

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Is Aaron Rodgers really the best QB in football? 10/1

» Wisconsin Feargrounds scares up another attraction in Waukesha Updated:  10/1

» Waukesha police: School iPad part of investigation into indecent photo 9/30

» Judge formally suspends Slender Man case pending appeal 9/30

» Waukesha files lawsuit against condo developer 9/30

» Lowell Elementary School goes on lockdown after intruder assaults three people 9/29

» Intruder assaults staff members at Waukesha's Lowell Elementary School 9/29

» Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly powers up effort to save lost GE jobs Updated:  9/29

» Sex assault charges the latest filed against Hartland man 9/29

» GE to stop making engines in Waukesha, cut 350 jobs Updated:  9/28

» Waukesha Carroll University sex assault suspect has disturbing past Updated:  9/28

» Friday Night Live concert series in downtown Waukesha wrapping up 9/25

» Kettle Moraine hires Jack Hervert as new girls basketball coach Updated:  9/25

» Catholic Memorial High School students and staff head to Philadelphia to see the pope 9/25

» Waukesha Police Report: Sept. 24, 2015 issue 9/24

» Juvenile, 17, arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting three women near Carroll University 9/23

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss



Local Business Directory



What's Happening NOW and the Waukesha & Pewaukee Visitors Bureau are teaming up to provide you with an online calendar of community events and attractions. E-mail us to learn how to submit an event.