Cardiac Prevention and Early Detection
Be Heart Smart: Know Your Risks
Because early detection can make all the difference in cardiovascular health, it's important to know your risk factors and find out what you can do to prevent heart disease and heart attack before they occur. Advocate South Suburban Hospital is committed to helping our community in that effort. We offer a number of programs and resources to help recognize cardiac risk factors and steer clear of heart disease-the leading cause of death in the U.S.
It's the best way to stay ahead of the game-and keep your heart healthy.
Heart Risk Assessment
The Heart Risk Assessment (HRA) is designed to measure your risk factors for developing heart disease. The results from these tests help South Suburban Hospital's Heart risk assessment team develop an individualized health and lifestyle profile that identifies potential problem areas you can improve on to lower your risk of developing heart disease.
The HRA is offered for a nominal fee and includes:
- lipid panel (includes total cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides) and glucose measurement
- blood pressure reading
- consultation with a fitness specialist
- heart rate
- weight and body mass index
More Screenings and Educational Programs
Advocate South Suburban Hospital offers other free and low-cost screenings, educational programs and wellness seminars. Check our online calendar of events for times and locations.
We're here to help. Call us to register for an assessment, request information about our cardiac programs and services or find a physician. 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622).
Learn more about heart disease and other heart-related topics from Advocate's online Health Library.
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