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Prevention

Prevention Screenings for Heart Health

As the first accredited chest pain centers in the region, Centegra Health System’s hospitals are committed to the cardiovascular health of McHenry County residents. We are proud to offer a wide variety of classes, screenings, support groups, and lectures to help you combat heart disease and coronary artery disease at any age.

This year, one out of every four deaths in the United States will be the result of cardiovascular disease. 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
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone test (TSH) – Women only
  • High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein test
  • 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, 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
  • Click to find out more details on Teen Echo screenings

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.

Education and Prevention

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 attending Centegra Physician or Centegra Clinician.

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.