Care for Your Heart — Schedule a Screening

February 1, 2023

Knowing you’re in good health with complete certainty is always better than just guessing. Too often, patients live their lives unaware of potential problems until it’s far too late. In those situations, all loved ones can do is wonder, “What if?”

If you’re proactive about your health, minor warning signs can be detected early before they result in more devastating health consequences. This American Heart Month, learn about the various heart screenings available at Culbertson Memorial Hospital and secure peace of mind so you and your family never have to wonder.

About heart disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. About 697,000 Americans died from heart disease in 2020, accounting for 1 in 5 deaths and claiming one life every 34 seconds. Additionally, heart disease cost the United States roughly $229 billion each year from 2017-2018. The CDC reports coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease, affecting about 20.1 million adults ages 20 and older. Heart attacks are also common, affecting 805,000 Americans every year — roughly 605,000 of whom suffer their first heart attack.

Schedule a screening

The most effective way to get ahead of a serious heart problem is to schedule a heart screening test. Using a variety of procedures, physicians can recognize and diagnose warning signs, then develop a treatment plan to prevent more serious issues. Types of heart screenings include:

Consulting your primary care physician is the first step toward better heart health. To schedule an appointment and determine which screening is right for you, contact the Culbertson Clinic near you.