The St. Joseph Hospital Heart and Vascular Center is dedicated to helping
you receive the medical care necessary to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Through our comprehensive cardiovascular assessment, you can have potential
health risks identified and evaluated in a personal, caring environment.
All heart screenings can be scheduled by calling
(714) 744-8523 unless otherwise noted.
Basic Health Screening - $60
Our team of clinical experts will help you understand the risks associated
with heart disease and what can be done to reduce them. The screening includes:
- 12-lead electrocardiogram
- Cardiac risk profile (report based on your risk factors)
- 30-minute one-on-one consultation with a cardiac nurse
- Blood pressure and heart rate
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
Healthy Heart Screening - $99
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women and
many people experience no symptoms before having a heart attack or stroke.
A series of simple tests by cardiovascular experts can identify problems
before symptoms develop, preventing issues down the road. A heart screening
could save your life and the tests are noninvasive and fast. The screening includes:
- Health Risk Assessment
- Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening
- Abdominal Aortic Screening
- Ankle/Brachial Index (ABI) Screening
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Schedule your Healthy Heart Screening today!
Basic Health Screening with EBCT Coronary Calcium Screening - $195
Call (855) BUTKUSD (288-5873) to schedule this screening.
Includes the following:
- Basic Health Screening (listed above)
- The ultra-fast Electron Beam Computed Tomography (EBCT) Coronary Calcium Screening
Recent findings have prompted the American Heart Association and leading
researchers to recommend coronary calcium screening as a predictive tool
for cardiovascular disease, since ruptured plaque causes 90 percent of
all heart attacks. The EBCT Coronary Calcium Screening identifies the
location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries of at-risk
individuals. This 90-minute assessment is painless, and radiation exposure
is minimal. No special preparation, injection or sedation is required.
Persons with moderate risk for heart disease stand to gain the most from
this screening. Men and women over age 35 who have even one of the following
risk factors are urged to be screened:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Family history of cardiovascular disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Sedentary lifestyle
Vascular Screenings - $95
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a serious health risk factor leading
to stroke, heart attack and sudden death. Unfortunately, most people are
not aware they are at risk until it’s too late. To help detect early
warning signs of PAD, the St. Joseph Hospital Heart and Vascular Center
offers a comprehensive screening which includes the following three components:
Stroke / Carotid Artery Screening - A noninvasive test to look for plaques that can cause a stroke. The carotid
artery is in your neck and is one of the main arteries that supplies blood
to your brain. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in this country.
More than half of all strokes in older Americans are due to carotid artery
disease and there are proven treatments to reduce strokes in those cases.
Abdominal Aortic Screening - A noninvasive test to look for an aneurysm. The abdominal aorta is the
large artery that carries blood to the lower half of your body. An aneurysm
is a weakened area of your aorta that has distended and could potentially
rupture. This is the tenth leading cause of death in men over 50 in this
country, but most people don’t know they have an aneurysm. An aneurysm
can be permanently cured when it is diagnosed early, but rupture is fatal
in most cases.
Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening - Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI): a test to look for peripheral arterial disease.
This is a measurement of blood flow at the ankle level to check for any
blockages that may have developed in the arteries of your legs. PAD affects
the health of millions of older Americans, at least a quarter of those
over 70. People with PAD have a much higher risk of stroke and heart attack,
but these risks can be reduced if PAD is diagnosed early.
To schedule a screening, please call
Healthy Lifestyle Programs
iTrim Weight Loss Management Program - $30 introductory cost
Customized weight loss and exercise program. Includes private one-hour
session and 30-minute follow-up session with a wellness nurse or certified
athletic trainer/strength and conditioning specialist.
Exercise Program - $30 introductory cost
Introductory program includes private one-hour session with certified
athletic trainer/strength and conditioning specialist; home and gym exercise program
Diet/Nutrition Coaching - $30
Program includes two 30-minute sessions with a health coach and a customized
diet/nutrition program designed to meet individual goals.
Healthy Moments -
Includes three 30-minute sessions with behavioral health specialist.