FHN Offering Two $119 Heart Tests During American Heart Month

Most heart attacks could be prevented with early diagnosis of risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). To celebrate American Heart Month in February, FHN is offering special pricing on two heart health tests to help you get a good picture of your heart's health!

Call between Thursday, February 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 February 1 and March 2 and performed by Tuesday, July 31 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.