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Cardiac screening

The annual cardiac screening is held in November at Bay Area Mobility Center. The cardiac screening is designed to evaluate an individual's heart health by measuring blood glucose; blood pressure; body mass index (BMI); triglycerides; lipids; LDL, HDL and total cholesterol. Blood sugar/cholesterol requires 10-hour prescreen fasting prior to your scheduled appointment.

For only $10 you receive all of the following tests:

Blood sugar

This blood test is a glucose screening to help detect type 2 diabetes. This simple finger-stick screening measures blood sugar levels following 10 hours of fasting. It is used to help identify diabetes as well as to monitor blood sugar control in patients already diagnosed with the disease.

Cholesterol/lipid testing

Cholesterol levels have long been believed to contribute to the buildup of plaque in artery walls—a condition known as atherosclerosis. After a simple finger-stick you will be able to know your cholesterol levels with a blood test called a complete lipid panel. This comprehensive screening measures different kinds of lipids in the blood: HDL (the good kind of cholesterol), LDL (the bad kind of cholesterol) and triglycerides. Lipid levels are important factors in determining your overall heart health.

What this test will tell you
Once you have your results, you can compare them to the guidelines created by the National Cholesterol Education Program, the organization that sets cholesterol classifications. Its goal is to prevent illness and death from coronary heart disease by reducing high cholesterol. If your cholesterol is anything but optimal, you will want to meet with your physician to discuss ways to improve your cholesterol levels.

Blood pressure

Your blood pressure is among the most important measurements of your health, and understanding these numbers may help you keep your blood pressure under better control.

Your blood pressure is always recorded as 1 number over the other. A normal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower, or as your doctor would call it, 120 over 80. Blood pressure higher than 140 to 159 over 90 to 99 is considered high blood pressure. If your blood pressure rises and stays high over an extended period of time, it can be damaging to the body in many ways.

The 1st number is your systolic pressure, and the 2nd number is your diastolic pressure. Systolic pressure is the pressure in your arteries during a heartbeat—the amount of pressure in your arteries when your heart has contracted. Diastolic pressure is the pressure in your arteries between heartbeats.

Body composition analysis

This test divides your weight by your height in inches squared. This determines your BMI. Your BMI is an indicator of body fatness and is compared to a standard guide.

You will receive your results instantly. For those with an unhealthy BMI, risk factor counseling is provided by certified healthcare professionals.

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Bay Area Medical Center
3003 University Drive
Marinette, WI 54143