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Take HEART at the Cardiovascular Health Institute, add years to your life

If you own a car, you probably take it in a few times a year for an oil change and diagnostic inspection. Why? Because you know that these simple tests provide just the right amount of preventive maintenance to keep your car running smoothly for years to come.

For about the same price as a 30,000-mile check-up, you can increase your prospects of living a long life with a healthy heart.

The experts at Tri-City Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Health Institute in Oceanside will help you take HEART with the institute’s Heart Evaluation and Risk Testing comprehensive screening program. A few simple screenings will help you understand your risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke and find out how to reduce those risk factors.

If you are over the age of 35, the likelihood you will develop heart disease increases if you have one or more of the following risk factors:

* Family history of heart disease

* Previous heart attack or stroke

* High blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol

* Smoker or history of smoking

* Overweight

The HEART program includes the following screenings:

Comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment: $85*

Measures basic indicators like cholesterol levels, body mass index and blood pressure and includes a 45-minute consultation with a cardiac nurse.

Comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment +Coronary Artery Calcium Screening: $225*

Comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment and an ultra-fast CT scan to measure calcium in the coronary artery.

Comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment + Nutrition Consultation: $105*

Comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment with 30-minute nutritional consultation with a cardiac nurse or dietitian.

Comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment +Exercise Consultation: $105*

Comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment with 30-minute consultation with an exercise physiologist to outline a realistic, effective exercise plan.

Comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment + Nutrition and Exercise Consultation: $120*

Comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment with 30-minute nutritional consultation and 30-minute exercise consultation.

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Assessment: $30*

Measures risk of Atrial fibrillation, which can produce an irregular heart beat.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Screening: $95*

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the No. 1 killer in the United States, striking 450,000 people every year. This comprehensive screening measures the risk factors that may lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Vascular Screening: $95*

Measures fatty deposits in the arteries, which are common indicators of stroke.

To schedule a HEART screening or to learn more about the patient-centric, comprehensive care at the Cardiovascular Health Institute, call 760-940-LIFE (5433) or visit tricitymed.org/CHI.

Tri-City Medical Center is administered by the Tri-City Healthcare District and includes most of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista. Opened in 1961, Tri-City is celebrating 50 years of caring for this community. Tri-City Medical Center is a full-service, acute-care hospital with physicians practicing in 60 specialties. A Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval hospital, Tri-City is a San Diego County Designated Heart Attack Receiving Center and Nationally Accredited Chest Pain Center, a Primary Stroke Center, and is nationally accredited for both Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

*Note: These prices reflect cash discount at time of payment

Submitted by Tri-City Medical Center

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