Smart Heart Screening

How's Your Heart and Vascular Health?

Hint: It might not be as good as you think!

Traditional screening for heart attack and stroke uses a number of tests to determine your risk of developing disease, but physicians are learning that those numbers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your true cardiovascular health.

While comprehensive testing will give you the most precise assessment of your level of risk, there are a number of red flags that may indicate an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or diabetes.

Red Flags for Heart and Vascular Disease

  • Personal or family history of heart and vascular disease
  • Personal or family history of heart attack, stroke or Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes [a risk factor for heart attack and stroke]
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Elevates cholesterol
  • Nicotine use in any form
  • Secondary exposure to nicotine use [such as second-hand smoke]
  • Psycho-social issues such as depression, anxiety or stress
  • High blood pressure
  • Abdominal obesity
  • Sleep problems
  • Age [men older than 40 and women older than 50]
  • Gum disease
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Psoriasis
  • Migraine headaches
  • Gout
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Hirsutism [facial hair growth in women]
  • Oligomenorrhea [changes in menstrual cycle]
  • Hispanic or African-American descent
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Breast Cancer Treatment

University Health Care System offers the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center, located in the University Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute. The Prevention Center helps identify clients with both traditional and non-traditional risk factors for heart attack and stroke.

For a FREE Orientation Class and FREE Consultation to review your risk for heart attack and stroke:

Heart Attack and Stoke Prevention at the Heart and Vascular Institute


Healthcare Consultants & Elder Care Experts
Concierge Services/Nurses of Augusta 
Available to Work Nationwide
(706) 829-2032



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