If you fall into a moderate to increased risk category for developing heart disease, you may be interested in Texas Health's heart and vascular screening program provided through our Heart Health Centers across North Texas.

The cost for a heart and vascular screening is $139* and includes:

  • Clinical measures- includes blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, body mass index and waist circumference
  • Cardiac health history
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Carotid artery imaging - includes a quick ultrasound evaluation of the arteries in the neck, which provide blood to the brain, and determines if there are blockages
  • Abdominal aorta imaging - consists of ultrasonic imaging and measurement of the abdominal aorta, the body's main artery, and can determine whether an aneurysm is present and, if so, how large
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) screening - an ankle brachial index (ABI) is a Doppler exam which measures the arterial pressure in the arms and ankles. This exam can identify reduced blood flow in the lower-extremity arteries. An abnormal ABI puts people at higher risk for heart blockage or limb loss.

An advanced practice nurse will review the preliminary results of your heart screening with you, and discuss steps you can take to improve your heart health. Such recommendations may include:

  • Diet and nutrition modification
  • Exercise regimen
  • Smoking cessation
  • Referral to a primary care physician, or a heart or vascular specialist

To get started, find out your risk.

*Payment is due at the time of your test. Medicare and most insurance companies do not cover the costs of vascular screenings.

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