Heart Cart offers discounted cardiovascular screenings in La Porte, Marshall, Starke counties this August, September

2013-07-30T17:51:00Z Heart Cart offers discounted cardiovascular screenings in La Porte, Marshall, Starke counties this August, SeptemberContributed by Neil Mangus nwitimes.com
July 30, 2013 5:51 pm  • 

LA PORTE | The Heart Cart will visit La Porte, Marshall and Starke counties in the next several weeks to offer discounted cardiovascular screenings to all interested community members.

Upcoming visits include:

• Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am (Central time) at IU Health La Porte Heart & Vascular Center, 901 Lincolnway, Ste. 103, in La Porte

• Thursday, Aug. 8 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am (Central time) at 2 Mill Pond Rd. in Union Mills

• Friday, Aug. 16 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am (Central time) at IU Health Medical Offices at LifeWorks Business Park, 3777 Frontage Rd., Ste. 500, in Michigan City

• Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Eastern time) at IU Health Primary Care at LifePlex, 2855 Miller Dr., Ste. 117, in Plymouth

• Friday, Sept. 6 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am (Central time) at IU Health Medical Offices at LifeWorks Business Park, 3777 Frontage Rd., Ste. 500, in Michigan City

• Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am (Central time) at IU Health Starke Hospital, 102 E. Culver Rd., second floor conference room, in Knox

• Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am (Central time) at IU Health La Porte Heart & Vascular Center, 901 Lincolnway, Ste. 103, in La Porte

• Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Eastern time) at IU Health Starke Hospital, 102 E. Culver Rd., second floor conference room, in Knox

Pre-registration is required. The service is now available at an even lower cost—only $50 for tests normally costing in excess of $1,200. Participants may pay by cash, check, money order or credit card. In order to offer this service at a discount to the community, IU Health does not bill insurance for the services. Participants are responsible for payment in full.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 219.326.2626 or toll-free 800.235.6204, ext. 2626. The screenings are provided in part by the La Porte Hospital Foundation.

All testing is reviewed by a board certified physician. The screening tests for: abnormal heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysm, blood pressure, fasting cholesterol and glucose levels, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, poor leg circulation, stroke and weight. In addition, participants may also schedule a Vertical Auto-Profile (VAP) cholesterol screening for an additional $39. Results will be mailed to participants three to four weeks following the screening. Individuals may take the results to their doctor for follow up.

The American Heart Association recommends a baseline screening as early as age 20. Those with a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes could benefit from this screening. In addition, those who are overweight, smoke, lack exercise or lead sedimentary lifestyles are potentially at risk.

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Neil Mangus

Director of Strategy & Market Development

Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke hospitals

574.514.9109 (primary)

nmangus@iuhealth.org

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