Details for FROEDTERT SOUTH - Ad from 2021-01-12

DO YOU KNOW
YOUR HEART?

A simple heart scan called “Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring,”
performed with a CT scanner, can tell your doctor if you’re at
increased risk for Coronary Artery Disease. This test may predict
Heart Disease before the symptoms start.

Who Should Get a Heart Scan?
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Men over 45
Women over 55
Family history of heart disease
High cholesterol
High blood pressure
Diabetic or pre-diabetic
Overweight or physically inactive
lifestyle
• Smoker
• Postmenopausal women

Every

This non-invasive scan
does not require injections,
needles or contrast dye.
With the scan results, you
and your doctor will be
able to determine the best
approach for reducing the
risk of heart attack or other
heart problems.

15 Minutes May Add
Years to Your Life.
Schedule your

$49.00 Heart Scan
Check with your insurance
carrier for coverage

Has a

Story.

This is Dr. Greg Campbell’s:
“Perfectly healthy,” is how F. Gregory “Greg” Campbell – retired
president of Carthage College and current chairman of the
Froedtert South Board of Directors – described his health in 2007.
Until he had a coronary artery calcium scoring CT scan of his
heart.
The hospitals had just acquired two new 64-slice CT scanners,
and Greg was among the first to be scanned. “I had the scan one
afternoon,” recalled Greg. “While we were eating dinner that
evening, my doctor called and said, ‘Greg, you ought to come in
first thing in the morning and let us take a look at you.’ I thought
I was okay,” Greg said.
At the clinic the next day, Greg learned that the scan had revealed a
significant blockage of a major coronary artery, and arrangements
were immediately made for Greg to have a cardiac catheterization.
“The interventional cardiologist asked me, ‘See that?’ On the
monitor he was pointing to an hourglass-shaped narrowing in one
of my arteries. The doctor said, ‘That’s the widow maker.’” A stent
was inserted into the artery to eliminate the blockage and lower
Greg’s risk of suffering a potentially fatal heart attack.
“I had no idea that I even had a problem,” Greg said, “but one of
my heart’s essential blood vessels was nearly blocked, and could
have closed completely at any moment. That’s why they call it the
widow maker; it’s the one that can make people drop dead.”
“I thought I was utterly healthy, but the scan revealed that wasn’t
the case. There’s no doubt in my mind,” Greg said, “that scan –
along with the skilled doctors and nurses at Froedtert South –
saved my life.”

Froedtert
Pleasant Prairie Hospital

9555 76th Street, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
(262) 656-2508 froedtertsouth.com

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