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Making Heart Health a Priority
Heart health is about more than just your heart. Blood pressure, cholesterol, family history and other factors all play important roles in keeping your heart strong. If you have questions about your heart health but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a heart health assessment and learn more about any risks you may have for heart-related conditions. Your journey to a stronger heart starts here.
Palestine Regional Medical Center has a well-rounded cardiavascular program designed to care for patients from the initial testing phase to treatment to rehabilitation. Our facility is fully accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology. Our staff cardiologists are very experienced in a multitude of cardiology procedures including ultasound/echocardiography, nuclear imaging, and transesophageal echocardiography.
Cardio Cath Lab
The Cardio Cath Lab at Palestine Regional Medical Center is providing high-tech heart procedures, both diagnostic and interventional procedures, that reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Now, right here at home, you can receive heart care once thought only available in bigger cities.
Calcium scoring, also called a heart CT scan, is a painless, non-invasive way of obtaining information about your coronary arteries. This screening provides pictures of your heart's arteries and identifies if calcium deposits are present – which helps determine if you have a higher risk of having a heart attack or other potential symptoms of heart disease.
Who Should Have a Heart CT?
A heart CT for calcium scoring should be considered if you:
- Are at least 35 years old
- Are not currently being treated for heart disease
- Do not have a pacemaker
- Have at least two of these risk factors:
- High cholesterol levels
- High blood pressure
- Family history of heart disease
- History of cigarette smoking
- Physical inactivity
Our procedures treat blockages in your arteries, removing plaque and clots from blood vessels. These minimally invasive procedures allow your blood to flow more freely to your heart, reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke. Which, as a neighbor here in Palestine, makes us happy. And we meant that from the bottom of our heart.