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Planet Heart

A Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Clinic

Planet Heart offers a full spectrum of services targeting cardiovascular disease prevention, providing both the Heart Check and Vascular screenings to evaluate potential vascular health concerns.

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HEART CHECK $50

  • Calcium Score CT – crucial to early detection of heart disease (Cardiac CT is interpreted by a Radiologist and results are sent to provider.)
  • Blood pressure
  • BMI (body mass index)
  • Cholesterol and blood sugar check
  • Education and risk assessment with  cardiovascular educator
  • Diet quality index
  • Limited tobacco cessation and nutrition counseling – as needed
  • Athletic Enhancement Day Pass

Age recommendations (Heart Check): Women 45 and older. Men 40 and older. 
 

Call Spencer Hospital at (712) 264-8300 ext. 6500 to schedule your Heart Check appointment.

 

VASCULAR SCREENING $50

Planet Heart also offers a Vascular Screening which provides ultrasound screening exams of three areas of the vasculary system that often pose risk for a stroke: The carotid arteries, peripheral arteries, and also abdominal aortic aneurysms.

 

Symptoms of vascular disease may include leg pain, numbness or weakness in the legs and feat, or you simply may have no symptoms at all. Yet, through a Vascular Screening you can learn if hidden dangers lurk in your vascular system and take steps to improve your health.

Call Spencer Hospital at (712) 264-8300 ext. 6500 to schedule your Vascular Screening appointment.

 



What is Planet Heart?


Planet Heart is a cardiovascular risk identification and reduction program operated by Spencer Hospital. A Heart Check is a screening to determine risk for heart disease while a Vascular Screening is a screening of the vascular system to assess risk for a stroke.


What is the cost of a Planet Heart screening?

Each Planet Heart screening costs $50. Insurance claims are not filed on behalf of participants. Acceptable methods of payment: Credit, debit, cash or check.


What will happen with my results?
  • The results of your Heart Check will be reviewed by a radiologist. The results will be sent to your physician. It is your responsibility to initiate a follow-up examination to confirm any of the results and obtain advice and treatment with your physician.
  • The results of your Vascular Screening will NOT be reviewed by a physician on staff at Spencer Hospital. The results will NOT be sent to your physician. It is your responsibility to initiate follow-up examination to confirm any of the results and to obtain advice and treatment with your physician.
Is a physician referral necessary for a Planet Heart screening?

A physician referral is not necessary for a Planet Heart screening, however a physician must be listed. Participants may refer themselves to the program by scheduling an appointment by calling Spencer Hospital at (712) 264-8300 ext. 6500.


Calcium score CT performed by Spencer Hospital    Education and risk assessment with Spencer Hospital nurse
Calcium score CT performed by Spencer Hospital    Education and risk assessment with a Spencer Hospital nurse.

Meeting with Nutrition and Wellness Coach 
Meeting with Nutrition and Registered Dietitian.