Mercy offers the Heart2Heart screening that takes about one hour and includes complete cholesterol and glucose screening; Body Mass Index (BMI) assessment, one-on-one consultation to review your results, personalized tips for a heart-healthy lifestyle, complimentary neck and shoulder massage or Rx for Fitness pedometer, referral for follow-up if needed and a print-out of your results.
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VascULearn (Vascular) Screening
Early detection of heart conditions and screenings for stroke can save your life. That's why Mercy offers tests for:
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
Tests are offered each Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Mercy Imaging Center, Mercy Health Plaza on Council Street. In addition to receiving your test results within days, Mercy's staff will provide education during your screening session on avoiding cardiovascular or cerebrovascular issues, PAD, diabetes and develop proper solutions with your diet and exercise. After receiving results, Mercy's staff will be available to help you interpret them and customize a plan for you. Learn more here.
Only $37.50 for Carotid; $37.50 for Aortic; with purchase of either or both screenings you receive a FREE PAD screening.
Physician referral required. Contact Mercy's Centralized Scheduling at (319) 861-7778.
Mobile Heart Screenings
Mercy Medical Center along with the University of Iowa Health Alliance (UIHA) have partnered with HealthFair to provide affordable mobile heart screenings to detect heart disease and stroke risk. HealthFair is a national leader in mobile health testing and is the only such service accredited by The Joint Commission, a national performance standards organization.
The six tests include an echocardiogram, 12-lead electrocardiogram, hardening of the arteries test, carotid artery (stroke) ultrasound, peripheral arterial disease test and abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound. The tests are completed in one hour and are reviewed by board-certified physicians. To encourage pro-active responsibility, the costs of these screenings are totally borne by the participants themselves. No Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance funding is involved in any manner. The cost is $179 (tests are valued at $2,300). Any abnormal results will reported to the patient and they can choose to have the results shared with Mercy Medical Center where a care coordinator will review abnormal results and encourage follow-up care.
For more information, or to reserve a space on the Mobile Screening bus, visit The University Health Alliance/HealthFair website, or call (855) 755-8378
CT Calcium Exam
Mercy offers a CT Calcium Scoring Test to predict your risk for coronary heart disease. It's quick, non-invasive and detects calcium in the arteries leading to the heart, indicating that atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) has begun. If you have risk factors for coronary heart disease (family history, or if you smoke, have high blood pressure or other indicators), this is a great preventative step for your overall health.
The test costs $99.
Test must be ordered by your doctor. by calling Centralized Scheduling at (319) 861-7778.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) refers to diseases of the blood vessels outside the heart and brain, most often a narrowing of the arteries carrying blood to various parts of the body. PAD is the leading cause of disability among people over age 50 and in those with diabetes. Symptoms are often dismissed as a normal part of aging. Early detection is key to preventing complications from PAD like heart disease or stroke.
Contact Mercy at (319) 221-8567 for screening in your area.
Mercy Speakers Bureau is a source of information and education on health-related issues. The Bureau provides speakers to groups, clubs, businesses, schools and organizations. Presentations are usually 20-30 minutes long, with additional time for questions. Arrangements should be made at least four weeks in advance. Topics we address include heart disease, women and heart disease, prevention, cardiac pulmonary rehab, congestive heart failure, heart arrhythmias, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, knowing your numbers (cholesterol, blood pressure), diabetes, asthma, COPD and smoking cessation topics.
To arrange for a Speaker fill out a request form or call (319) 221-8674.