ProHealth Care Offers CT Heart Screenings

Dec. 10, 2012

TECHNOLOGY HELPS DETECT EARLY STAGES OF HEART DISEASE

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.

Community Watch

» Assembly District 83 candidates agree on taxes, differ on opiate issue 7/26

» Waukesha planning staff mulling another downtown apartment project Updated:  7/26

» GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence to hold rally at Waukesha County Expo Center 7/26

» Waukesha man accused of spitting on, trying to bite police officers 7/26

» Waukesha panel OKs La Casa de Esperanza's charter school expansion 7/25

» New Latin American restaurant Arepanitas opens near downtown Waukesha Updated:  7/25

» Complaint: Waukesha woman, drunk, grabbed gun following phone dispute Updated:  7/25

» Waukesha police report: July 28, 2016 issue 7/25

» Crest owner brings Irish flavor to new venture in downtown Waukesha Updated:  7/25

» 2016 Waukesha County Fair coverage 7/22

» Video: Animal races, 4-H and a geese champion at the Waukesha County Fair 7/22

» Unpaid fees could keep Waukesha students from graduation ceremonies 7/22

» Waukesha South open art studio gives students opportunity to create 7/22

» Social media story on the storms rolling through Milwaukee area 7/21

» Resources available to Waukesha County residents during extreme heat 7/21

» Stay cool at Hebron House and Jeremy Safe Haven 7/21

» Waukesha Salvation Army offering cool place to stay in light of impending heat wave 7/20

» Woman killed in Waukesha County crash is identified Updated:  7/20

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Wisconsin Badgers football, WIFCA All-Star game 7/20

» Funeral Services: July 21, 2016 issue 7/19

» Plans to redevelop former Gasthaus site denied by Waukesha officials Updated:  7/19

» Waukesha police report: July 21, 2016 issue 7/19

» Live coverage: 2016 WIAA Summer Baseball Sectional Round Updated:  7/18

» Waukesha residents, police mourn lives lost in recent shootings at prayer vigil 7/18

» NOW's user submitted stories, photos will be discontinued in early August 7/18

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Waukesha County Fair

 

The 2016 Waukesha County Fair saw rain, scorching temps and tropical humidity throughout its five-day run. Check out our stories, photos and video from the fair, including coverage of the new pig, duck and goat races, the 50th annual Fairest of the Fair contest, as well as a ranking of the top food items.

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Advertisement