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1/21/2018

Check Your Heart Health for $119 with FHN Heart Month Special

1/21/2018

Most heart attacks could be prevented with early diagnosis of risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). FHN is offering special pricing on two heart health tests for American Heart Month in February. Call between Thursday, Feb. 1 and Friday, March 2 to schedule a Standard Walking Treadmill Stress Test or Calcium Scoring CT Heart Scan and pay just $119 for the test.

“The treadmill stress test is a screening test for determining a patient's heart health when they have no known history of heart trouble,” said FHN cardiologist Bhadresh Patel MD, FACC, FACP. “The patient walks on a treadmill while a specially trained registered nurse monitors how his or her heart is working with an electrocardiogram. This test helps determine your exercise capacity and the circulation to the heart, which is helpful in determining the cause of unexplained fatigue, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats during exercise or existing or borderline high blood pressure.”

"Another simple screening test that FHN offers is a CT scan to detect plaque in the arteries,” said Dr. Patel. “The test is non-invasive and is used to predict the probability of future heart problems. Like the treadmill test, it doesn't take long to complete."

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 944. Tests must be scheduled between Feb. 1 and March 2 and performed by Friday, June 29 to qualify for the special rate. These tests should not replace consultations with your healthcare provider. If you do not have a primary healthcare provider, FHN will work with you to determine how to handle your test results when they are communicated to you. Payment for the tests is due (cash, checks and credit cards accepted) at the time of service.