Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program
The Baptist Health screening program, called the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program, is a self-pay program. These screenings are not covered by insurance and do not require a doctor's order or an indication. The program offers non-invasive ultrasound screenings to check the carotid arteries for blockage in the neck; abdominal aorta for aneurysm; and the peripheral arteries in the arms and legs for blockage.
In addition, screenings to identify diabetes, lipid abnormalities, Atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm) and biometric screening are offered. Screenings are performed by an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (nurse practitioner) with certification in vascular sonography. A small amount of blood is obtained from a finger prick for glucose and lipid screening. All screening results are available the same day. Registration is required. Please call 502.222.3939 for an appointment at La Grange and 502.897.8888 for an appointment at Louisville.
Who should be screened?
Males 45 years of age or older; females 55 years of age or older
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Smoking history
- Other vascular disease
- Family history of stroke
- Family history of heart disease
- Family history of aortic aneurysm
Screenings & Packages
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm - $30
- Carotid artery disease -$30
- Peripheral artery disease - $30
- Stroke/Atrial fibrillation - $15
- Cholesterol/lipid - $25
- Diabetes/glucose - $10
- Package of all six screenings above - $125
- Fitness Five Biometric screening -$35