The HeartSmart CT takes a stop-motion picture of the beating heart and the coronary arteries, showing the calcified or hardened plaque, which is an early warning sign of heart disease. The scan constructs a three-dimensional image of the heart, which the cardiologist and radiologist can view from any angle.
“A proactive, hard-working staff at both Parkview Whitley Hospital and Parkview Health made it possible for us to offer this affordable and life-saving test in Columbia City,” said Scott Gabriel, Parkview Whitley Hospital chief operating officer. “And, we’ve made it convenient by offering the HeartSmart CT scan in Whitley County. People don’t have to drive to Fort Wayne for a test that takes less than 20 minutes of their time.”
A HeartSmart CT scan at Parkview Whitley Hospital can be scheduled by calling Parkview scheduling at (877) 225-5747 or (260) 248-9011. Full payment is expected at the time of the HeartSmart CT scan. The cost is $50. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, checks and cash are accepted.
Parkview Whitley Hospital’s HeartSmart CT services are under the direction of Fort Wayne Cardiology, a member of Parkview Physicians’ Group, and FWRadiology. Parkview Whitley Hospital is located at 1260 E. State Road 205, Columbia City.
Who should have a Parkview Whitley Hospital HeartSmart CT scan?
Every year, millions of Americans suffer a sudden heart attack, with nearly one-third not surviving the event.
Coronary artery disease, a silent killer, is a slow, progressive condition that can begin early in life and go undetected for years. Fortunately, coronary heart disease can be treated if detected soon enough.
Risk factors for heart attack include:
Male over age 40; Female over age 45; Family history of heart disease; High cholesterol; High blood pressure; Presence of another vascular disease; Overweight; Tobacco smoker; Diabetes; Stressful lifestyle; Inactive lifestyle.
People with the following risk factors should have a HeartSmart CT scan:
Men 40-70 with multiple risk factors; Women 45-70 with multiple risk factors; Chest pain (atypical/not normal); Abnormal EKG; Shortness of breath; Fatigue; Dizziness; Swelling of the ankles or lower legs; Nausea; Fluttering or rapid heartbeat.
Parkview Whitley Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital and is licensed as a 30-bed hospital to provide healthcare services to the people of Whitley County and surrounding communities. Parkview Whitley offers a full range of general services, including EMS and emergency care; ambulatory and inpatient surgery; endoscopy; cardiac and pulmonary diagnostic testing; Constant Care Center and eICU technology; medical-surgical care; a swing-bed program and Family Birthing Center. Ancillary and outpatient services offered include a full-service laboratory; advanced diagnostic imaging including CT/MRI and digital mammography, sleep disorder clinic; rehabilitation therapy; physician specialty clinics (including cardiology and orthopedics) and an occupational health clinic. Working closely with other county agencies, Parkview Whitley provides a variety of health and wellness activities to the community, including prenatal education, as well as support groups for patients and families who are coping with the challenges of stroke, diabetes and other chronic conditions. Parkview Whitley is a member of Parkview Health, a family of hospitals and healthcare services covering a 15-county region in northeastern Indiana and western Ohio. With more than 300 employees, Parkview Whitley Hospital’s mission is to provide trusted quality care and to improve the health of the communities it serves.
Parkview Physicians Group is a physician-led and physician-governed member of Parkview Health. Parkview Physicians Group has nearly 300 providers and 100 locations throughout Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio.