Part of being heart disease aware is knowing your ‘heart health’ numbers. Through the month of February, Portneuf is offering a series of reduced-fee lab tests. Tests include a coronary risk profile and a battery of blood tests that measure your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Screening forms are available at www.portneuf.org/services/lab Once you have your lab results, it is important to schedule a visit with your primary care provider to talk about your numbers, your risk factors and your heart health.
Knowing your heart health numbers will help especially if you have any of the following risks:
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol
- Physical inactivity
- Family history
If you are concerned about your risk for developing heart disease, have a family history of heart disease or if you have experienced symptoms in the past, talk to your primary care physician or a cardiologist.
There is a broad range of diagnostic and treatment options available that can change the course of heart disease and significantly enhance your quality of life. If you would like to see a cardiologist at Portneuf Medical Center, call 208-239-3899 to schedule a consultation.208-239-3899