Heart Cart Offering Discounted Screenings This Spring

The Heart Cart is offering discounted cardiovascular screenings today at IU Health Primary Care at LifePlex in Marshall County, with another visit planned for next month as well. The Heart Cart will be offering the screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET today and at the same times on May 21.

Both visits will be held at IU Health Primary Care at LifePlex, located at 2855 Miller Dr., Ste. 117, in Plymouth. All Plymouth residents and those of surrounding counties are encouraged to take advantage of the Heart Cart visit so close to home by pre-registering for a screening. The service is now even less expensive; the screenings cost only $50 for tests that would normally cost more than $1200.

Participants may pay by cash, check, money order or credit card. In order to offer this service at a discount to the community, IU Health does not bill insurance for the services. Participants are responsible for payment in full.

All testing is reviewed by a board certified physician. The screening tests for abnormal heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysm, blood pressure, fasting cholesterol and glucose levels, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, poor leg circulation, stroke and weight. In addition, participants may also schedule a Vertical Auto-Profile cholesterol screening for an additional $39. Results will be mailed to participants three to four weeks following the screening. Individuals may take the results to their doctor for follow up.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, call (800) 235-6204, ext. 2626. The American Heart Association recommends a baseline screening as early as age 20. Those with a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes could benefit from this screening, and those who are overweight, smoke, lack exercise or lead sedimentary lifestyles are potentially at risk.