Each February, health organizations across the country celebrate American Heart Month to remind people to focus on their hearts and help spread awareness on the risks associated with cardiovascular disease. This year, KSB is joining in on the celebration by offering a 3C’s special – Cardiac scoring test, Cholesterol screening, and Consultation with a KSB Corporate Health nurse.
All three services will be coordinated through Community Wellness’, Aaron Fox, throughout the month of February. Ensure that your heart is in good working condition by taking advantage of this special for $199 (cash or check) and call (815) 285-5836 to schedule your appointments.
A calcium scoring test is a non-invasive CT scan that calculates your risk of developing coronary artery disease or suffering from a heart attack by measuring the amount of calcified plaque in your arteries. This screening takes approximately 15 minutes and you are able to go about your normal day-to-day activities after your test.
Having high cholesterol is often a contributing factor to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Cholesterol screenings are simple blood tests that measure your Triglycerides, HDL, LDL and total cholesterol numbers. Since high cholesterol usually has no symptoms, it’s important to know your numbers in order to make informed decisions about your health. An eight-hour period of fasting is required in order to receive accurate results.
After your screenings, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with one of our Corporate Health Nurses who will review your results with you and offer education on how to lead a heart healthy lifestyle.