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St. Patrick Hospital holding heart screenings for women

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The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Regional Heart Center is now taking appointments for A Heartfelt Screening - a comprehensive heart screening where women can identify their risk factors for heart disease. The screenings are age specific and based on risks.  They last approximately one hour and include the following:

  • Complete patient medical history
  • Complete family history
  • Physical exam
  • Blood pressure testing
  • Dietary screening (height, weight, BMI)
  • Labs (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, blood sugar) - 4 hour fast required
  • EKG
  • Framingham assessment - predicts risks for coronary event

Participants will also receive a free spa gift with their screening.

 The cost is $75; cash, check and credit card are accepted.  For members of the St. Patrick Women's Health Network, the cost is only $50. 

Screening appointments are available on Wednesdays at 711 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive (formerly 711 South Ryan Street).  Time slots are limited. You can schedule your screening and join the Women's Health Network by phone or online. Call 491-7577  or visit www.mywomensnetwork.org

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