Heart Disease Risk Factors
There are several risk factors for heart disease, including:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Physical inactivity
Some of these risk factors can be avoided by making a change in lifestyle. For example, if you are a smoker, you can join a smoking cessation program in Cape Girardeau. However, you may not be aware of some of these risk factors, such as high blood pressure. Saint Francis Medical Center Heart Hospital offers several screenings and risk assessments to help you manage your risk of heart disease.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screenings
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge in a major artery leading from the heart. If AAA is undetected it can lead to a deadly rupture. Saint Francis offers a simple ultrasound test every other month that can uncover AAA and determine your risk. The screening costs $35 and it requires a 12-hour fast for an accurate reading.
Upcoming Screening Dates:
- August 16
- October 18
- December 20
Heart & Health Screenings in Cape Girardeau
Heart and Health Screenings can help prevent heart disease by making you aware of your risk factors. Saint Francis Medical Center Heart Hospital holds these screenings from 7 am to 10 am every other Wednesday in our Health and Wellness Center, 150 S. Mount Auburn Road. For $29 we will perform a heart screening that checks your lipid and glucose profile and assesses your risk of a heart disease. In addition we offer health screenings of your blood pressure, glucose, and bone density. Our health screenings range in price from $6 to $31 depending on which risk factors you would like us to screen. Call Saint Francis at 573-331-5970 for more information.
Assess Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease
Saint Francis offers My Health Assessments, comprehensive health and wellness tools that give expert recommendations based on easy-to-use interactive questionnaires. Take the Heart Disease Risk Assessment today to learn about your hearth health, and then make an appointment with a Saint Francis cardiologist.