MRHC Now Offering $95 Cardiac Screening
Patients can now receive five tests for $95 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Cardiac screenings are vital for the prevention and treatment of heart disease.
These tests include a Lipid Profile (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), A1C (blood sugar), blood pressure, EKG (activity of the heart), and a calcium score.
- Lipid profile or lipid panel is a panel of blood tests that serves as an initial screening tool for abnormalities in lipids, such as cholesterol and triglycerides. The results of this test can identify certain genetic diseases and can determine approximate risks for cardiovascular disease, certain forms of pancreatitis, and other diseases.
- The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about your average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past 3 months. The A1C test can be used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. The A1C test is also the primary test used for diabetes management. The A1C test result is reported as a percentage. The higher the percentage, the higher your blood glucose levels have been. A normal A1C level is below 5.7 percent.
- Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the circulatory system, often measured for diagnosis since it is closely related to the force and rate of the heartbeat and the diameter and elasticity of the arterial walls.
- Electrocardiography is the process of producing an electrocardiogram, a recording – a graph of voltage versus time – of the electrical activity of the heart using electrodes placed on the skin.
- Cardiac Scoring, which is also known as Heart Scan, or Calcium Score, is a non-invasive CT scan of the heart. It will calculate your risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD) by measuring the amount of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries.
Cardiac screenings are recommended for individuals who are not actively seeing a cardiologist.
Must be at least 18 years old.
To schedule your screening, call (662) 293-1026.