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To help determine your risk level for heart disease, Beaumont has developed a number of easy and affordable heart screening programs, including:

7 for $70 - Our heart and vascular screening; a series of seven non-invasive heart disease risk assessment tests, including state-of-the-art ultrasounds of your major arteries, all for only $70. To schedule an appointment for a heart disease risk assessment, request a test online or call 800-328-8542.

Student Heart Check - Heart checks for high school students between the ages of 13 and 18. Every year high school students die from sudden cardiac arrest. These deaths can be due to abnormal heart structure or abnormal rhythms that can lead to cardiac arrest.

To help young people detect their risk for sudden cardiac arrest, Beaumont holds free community screenings on an ongoing basis or you can register for a student heart check at Ernst Cardiovascular Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak for $25. To make an appointment, call 800-328-8542. 

Additional heart disease screenings and tests are available. Some may require a physician referral. Learn more about each:

  • Cardiac Diagnostic Tests - these procedures and tests will assist in the diagnosis of heart disease.
  • Coronary Artery Disease Evaluation - Beaumont doctors use the high-resolution coronary artery diagnostic evaluation to assess the function of your heart quickly and painlessly.
  • Stress Tests - Stress tests can identify abnormal heart rates or blood pressures, heart rhythm irregularities and classify your aerobic capacity.

The Importance of Heart Disease Screenings

Did you know that more than 79 million Americans have one or more forms of heart disease, which causes over a third of all deaths in the U.S?

The key to heart disease prevention is managing your risk factors and early detection through regular screenings. While certain genetic or inherited factors such as age, gender and family history cannot be changed, adopting a healthy lifestyle can dramatically decrease your risk of getting heart disease.

Most regular heart screenings should begin at age 20 and include:

  • blood pressure
  • cholesterol
  • weight/body mass index (BMI)
  • waist circumference
  • blood glucose test (this test should be done starting at age 45)
  • physical activity, diet and tobacco use evaluation

You may require additional and more frequent testing if you’ve been diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition such as heart failure or atrial fibrillation, or if you have a history of heart attack or stroke. Your doctor may also request more stringent screening if you already have risk factors or a family history of cardiovascular disease.