Women’s Heart Center
Heart screenings at Emory Women’s Heart Center
Are you at risk for heart or blood vessel problems? Screenings are the best way to find out. Start now to prevent future problems — or find out what kind of care you need — with the heart screening plan that’s right for you. Emory Women’s Heart Center experts know how heart disease may affect women differently than men.
Screening plan A: a baseline for most women
This $75 first screening is the where most women start. We’ll talk about your family, smoking and pregnancy histories, examine you and look at your:
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol levels
- Fasting blood sugar
- Depression risk
- Sleep habits
- Waist circumference
You’ll work with a nurse practitioner to create a plan to lower your personal risk factors, including:
- Exercise recommendations
- Weight consultation
Screening Plan B: for medium-risk women, or women with high blood pressure or diabetes
Our $100 mid-level screening plan is for women who already have a higher-than-average risk of heart problems. These screenings are especially important for women who have high blood pressure or diabetes. This plan includes:
- Ankle brachial index (ABI) – Screening for circulation problems in the legs and feet
- Echocardiogram – Test that looks at the heart’s structure
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) – Test that measures the heart’s electrical function
- Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) – Blood test that shows average blood sugar levels over the last two to three months
- Microalbuminuria – Urine test to screen for early kidney disease
Based on your screening results or other risk factors, your doctor may suggest that you have a stress test. During this test, you’ll walk on a treadmill while we monitor your heart.
Schedule your heart screening today. Call our nurses at 404-778-7777.
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Need help? We will be delighted to assist you today, so please call us at 404-778-7777. We look forward to hearing from you.