At Elite Medicine Clinics DFW your heart matters!
Cardiovascular screening is the next step if you receive an abnormal blood test or chest x-ray result. If you have certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease you may require a series of cardiovascular screenings.
We hope that the facts will cause you to consider a screening. More than one million Americans have heart attacks each year. Half a million Americans die from heart attacks annually. While men have more heart attacks than women, that gap is closing. Between the years 1988 to 2004 the percentage of women having heart attacks has jumped by 42 percent.
We offer the best, most complete cardiovascular screenings. They include:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Holter monitoring
- Stress Test
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac CT scan
- Cardiac MRI
- Blood tests and chest x-rays
What can these various screenings tell us about you? Our providers can learn the amount of cholesterol in the blood; your blood glucose levels; C-reactive protein in the blood; your blood pressure levels; the electrical activity of your heart; the blood flow to the heart; the calcium levels of your coronary arteries; and the blood flow through your coronary arteries.
While these screenings can tell us a lot about your heart so that we can provide the care you need, there are some risk factors with these screenings. Risk factors include skin rash; heart attack during the stress test; irregular heartbeat; with catheterization you might experience bruising, bleeding, stroke, damaged artery, irregular heart rhythms, allergic reactions, or tearing tissues; with CT scan you might experience a reaction to iodine and exposure to radiation; and with MRI, the only risk is if your body contains any metal. Some tattoos’ dark ink contain metal, metal from a gunshot might still be in your body; and implants might contain metal. Make sure that we know if you might have metal in your body.
At Elite Medicine Clinics DFW, we offer the best in screening, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery for those with cardiovascular needs.