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Prevention

Prevention Screenings for Heart Health

Screenings are an excellent way to check your risk for certain conditions or diseases, before symptoms begin. Be proactive by taking preventive steps to find out your risk today. Prevention costs less than medical intervention and it could save your life. Call 877-CENTEGRA (236-8347) to learn more about these life-saving screenings.

Coronary CTA Screening – $499

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is a heart-imaging test that helps determine if plaque buildup has narrowed your coronary arteries. Plaque is made of various substances circulating in the blood, such as fat, cholesterol and calcium, which deposit along the inner lining of the arteries. Plaque can reduce blood flow, or in some cases, block it completely. This buildup occurs over several years.

Coronary CTA is a special type of X-ray examination. Patients who have coronary CTA scans receive an iodine-containing contrast material (dye) as an intravenous (IV) injection to ensure the best possible images of the heart blood vessels. A physician order is required for this screening.

Call 815-334-5566 to schedule an appointment.

Men’s/Women's Comprehensive Screening Package – $299

This screening includes the Advanced Screening Package plus measures c-reactive protein levels to detect inflammation and measures men’s prostate specific antigen or women’s thyroid hormone level.

  • Prostate-Specific Antigen test (PSA) – Men only (blood draw)

A Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test measures the amount of PSA in a man’s blood. PSA levels normally increase as a man ages, but a higher-than-normal level can be one clue that cancer has developed in the prostate gland. High levels of PSA can also be found as a result of other non-cancerous conditions, including prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlargement of the prostate that affects many older men).

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone test (TSH) – Women only (blood draw)

The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is secreted by the pituitary gland and regulates the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormones influence virtually every organ system in the body. They tell organs how fast or slow they should work, they regulate the consumption of oxygen and the production of heat and they regulate our body’s metabolism. Thyroid disease occurs when the thyroid gland doesn’t supply the proper amount of hormones needed by the body. If the thyroid is overactive, it releases too much thyroid hormone into the bloodstream (hyperthyroidism). An underactive thyroid produces too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism).

  • High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) test

This is an assay used to help predict a healthy person’s risk of cardiovascular diseases. The CRP molecule itself is not harmful; the higher level of CRP is simply a reflection of higher than normal inflammation. People who have hs-CRP results in the high end of the normal range have 1.5 to 4 times the risk of having a heart attack as compared with those who have CRP values at the low end of the normal range. Any recent illness, tissue injury, infection or general inflammation will raise the amount of CRP and give a falsely elevated estimate of risk.

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Hardening of the arteries test (ASI)
  • Stroke/carotid artery ultrasound
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) ultrasound
  • Peripheral Artery Disease test (PAD)
  • Health Risk Assessment (HRA)
  • Full lipid panel – (12-hour fasting blood draw)

Measures the following: Total cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fat like substance in the blood. High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart and blood vessel disease. Cholesterol in itself is not all bad; in fact, our bodies need a certain amount to function properly. However, when the level gets too high, vascular disease can result (i.e., atherosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries”), which can cause a heart attack or stroke. Triglycerides. Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood which, if elevated, have been associated with heart disease and/or pancreatitis. It is a type of blood fat largely derived from dietary fat absorption. High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol. HDL is considered “good cholesterol,” as it protects against heart disease by helping remove excess cholesterol deposited in the arteries. Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol. LDL is considered “bad cholesterol” because cholesterol deposits in the arteries when LDL levels are high.

  • Diabetes test (glucose) – (12-hour fasting blood draw)

This is a measure of the sugar level in your blood and is the chief source of energy for all living organisms. High values may be associated with eating before the test and diabetes. Low blood glucose levels may be seen with some tumors or liver disease.

  • BMI, weight, and blood pressure

Advanced Screening Package – $249

This screening includes the Basic Screening Package plus blood tests to measure cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar levels.

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Hardening of the arteries test (ASI)
  • Stroke/carotid artery ultrasound
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) ultrasound
  • Peripheral Artery Disease test (PAD)
  • Health Risk Assessment (HRA)
  • Full lipid panel—measures cholesterol levels and triglycerides
  • Diabetes test (glucose)
  • BMI, weight & blood pressure

Basic Screening Package – $179

This screening includes the ECHO Screening Package plus detects for aneurysms and plaque build up in your arteries.

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Hardening of the arteries test (ASI)
  • Stroke/carotid artery ultrasound
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) ultrasound
  • Peripheral Artery Disease test (PAD)

ECHO Screening Package – $129

This screening detects heart defects and abnormalities and measures Body Mass Index, pulse and blood pressure.

  • Echocardiogram
  • BMI, pulse & blood pressure

Vascular Screening – $129

Every 45 seconds, someone has a stroke. Find out if you are at risk with a vascular screening. The Centegra Wellness on the Move mobile health unit offers a comprehensive vascular screening package to check your risk for stroke and heart disease and provides you with immediate, confidential results including:

  • Ultrasound images of your carotid artery to detect plaque buildup
  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) measurements to detect blockage risk and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Heart rhythm EKG to detect atrial fibrillation
  • Risk level for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Heart rate and blood pressure

A report will be given to you and explained at the end of the screening. You will also receive a letter in the mail confirming your results, which can be shared with your physician.

For dates, locations and to schedule a screening appointment at Centegra Wellness on the Move, call 877-CENTEGRA (236-8347).

Teen ECHO Screening – $85

Many active teenagers do not show symptoms of heart abnormalities, yet they could still be at risk for cardiac arrest or even death. Many cases of sudden cardiac death in teenagers, especially ages 13 to 18, can be prevented with a proper heart screening. The Centegra Wellness on the Move mobile health unit offers echocardiogram (ECHO) heart screenings designed for teenagers. This screening is an ultrasound of the heart and can help detect heart defects and abnormalities, even when no symptoms are present. Teen ECHO screenings include:

  • Echocardiogram
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For dates, locations, and to schedule a screening appointment at Centegra Wellness on the Move, call 877-CENTEGRA (236-8347).

CT Heart Scan/Calcium Scoring – $75

Heart scans, also known as coronary calcium scans, provide pictures of your heart’s arteries (coronary arteries). Doctors use heart scans to look for calcium deposits in the coronary arteries that can cause them to narrow and increase your heart attack risk. The result of this test is often called a coronary calcium score.

Centegra offers the life-saving CT Heart Screening to determine the amount of plaque or calcium build up in your heart’s arteries. Based on the results, our team of cardiologists will provide you with expert care, from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation, including open heart and valve surgery.

Call 815-334-5566 to schedule an appointment.

Centegra Health System is committed to educating the public about the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Ongoing programs, classes, and support groups are available to teach you how to care for yourself and your family. Visit our Calendar for more information.

Centegra WellBridge Program

Begin or continue your path to wellness with the Centegra WellBridge program. Includes:

  • A 2-month membership for you and a support person at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center – for just $60 per person!
  • A FREE Bridge Assessment
  • $0 enrollment when you join Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center

* The Centegra WellBridge Program is for patients at risk and must be prescribed by their medical provider.

Cardiology Nutrition

Centegra Health System offers a free one-on-one nutrition counseling appointment with a registered dietitian to all Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Heart Failure Clinic program participants. This session helps you get on track to healthier eating. Nutrition-focused group classes are offered once a quarter.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • What foods to consume while following a heart-healthy diet
  • What is cholesterol and what does each lipid value mean
  • The difference between saturated, trans, and unsaturated fats
  • How to modify recipes to make them more healthful
  • What foods contain high amounts of sodium
  • What foods to select while dining out
  • Any other nutrition-related information, as deemed appropriate

Nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy are available by appointment at Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock. For more information about Cardiac Nutrition Services, call our dietitian at 815-759-4135.