FREEPORT, Ill., — Most heart attacks could be prevented with early diagnosis of risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). FHN is offering special pricing on two heart health tests for American Heart Month in February.
Call between Monday, Feb. 13 and Friday, March 10 to schedule a Standard Walking Treadmill Stress Test or Calcium Scoring CT Heart Scan and pay just $99 for the test.
“The treadmill stress test is a screening test for determining a patient’s heart health when they have no known history of heart trouble,” said FHN cardiologist Bhadresh Patel MD, FACC, FACP. “You’ll walk on a treadmill while a specially trained Registered Nurse monitors how your heart is working with an electrocardiogram. This test helps determine your exercise capacity and the circulation to the heart, which is helpful in determining the cause of unexplained fatigue, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats during exercise or existing or borderline high blood pressure.”
“Another simple screening test that FHN offers is a CT scan to detect plaque in the arteries,” said Dr. Patel. “The test is non-invasive and is used to predict the probability of future heart problems. Like the treadmill test, it doesn’t take long to complete.”
Tests must be scheduled between Feb. 13 and March 10 and performed by Friday, June 30 to qualify for the special rate. These tests should not replace consultations with your healthcare provider. If you do not have a primary healthcare provider, FHN will work with you to determine how to handle your test results when they are communicated to you. Payment for the tests is due (cash, checks and credit cards accepted) at the time of service.
FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.