Sanford offers discount screening to celebrate Heart Month
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BISMARCK, N.D., Feb. 11, 2021 — For a limited time, Sanford Health is offering discounted heart screenings to patients in the Bismarck-Mandan area.
Every February, Sanford Health celebrates American Heart Month by motivating Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. February through April, Sanford is offering heart screenings in Bismarck for just $25.
Heart screenings are recommended for postmenopausal women and individuals 40 to 75 with the following risk factors:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Smoking history
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Family history of early coronary artery disease
“Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in Americans,” says Jaclin Seeberg, cardiology nurse practitioner at Sanford Health in Bismarck. “Our heart screening program can help bring awareness and allows people to be educated about their risk factors for developing heart disease. Prevention screenings can help people live a productive and healthy lifestyle.”
A heart screening is a way for patients to assess their risk for heart disease. A heart screening consists of a lipid panel blood draw, height and weight to calculate BMI, blood pressure, EKG, and a Framingham score. The Framingham score estimates the risk of developing heart disease within the next 10 years. If the patient is found to be at a high risk of developing heart disease, then a CT scan of the heart is performed to examine calcium in the coronary arteries.
Heart screenings are offered within Sanford Clinic, located at 222 N. Seventh St, Bismarck. To schedule a screening call 701-323-5202.
The fee must be paid directly by patients and is not covered by insurance.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 46 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and 10 countries. Learn more about Sanford Health’s transformative work to improve the human condition at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.