Bucktail Medical Center

Boost Your Heart Health and Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

What can you do to boost your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease? Schedule a heart health checkup at our community clinic!

Regular heart health checkups provide insight into your cardiovascular health and guidance to make healthier lifestyle choices. You can lower your heart disease risk factors by improving your diet, increasing physical activity, quitting smoking, and maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI).

When to Check on Your Heart:

According to the American Heart Association Trusted Source, heart screenings should regularly be part of your healthcare routine. Here’s a quick guide on when to get screenings:

  • Weight and BMI: Check annually during regular doctor visits
  • Blood Pressure: At least once every two years, starting from age 20
  • Cholesterol Levels: At least once every four to six years beginning at age 20
  • Blood Glucose: At least once every three years, starting at age 40 to 45.

*Depending on your personal or family history of heart disease or if you are diagnosed with a heart condition, more frequent screenings may be necessary. Consult with your doctor.]

What Should You Expect at a Heart Health Checkup?

Our healthcare team will evaluate your cardiovascular health during your checkup and offer personalized guidance for a heart-healthy lifestyle. We will assess your family history, identify risk factors, and conduct screenings to detect signs of heart disease and assess future risks.
Screening tests include:

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring — High blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure may have no symptoms and can be detected with screening.
  • Cholesterol Checks — This blood test measures total cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Body Weight Analysis — Your doctor may calculate your BMI to determine your heart disease risk related to obesity.
  • Blood Glucose Testing — This is critical for detecting high blood glucose levels, a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease.

In addition, your doctor will discuss your lifestyle with you, focusing on smoking habits, diet, and physical activity. Making improvements in these risk areas can help prevent heart disease!

Get Involved in Your Heart Health

For your heart health checkup, be prepared to answer questions about your family history and current lifestyle. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about improving your heart health, fostering healthy habits, and how to quit smoking. Together, we can develop a heart health plan tailored to your needs.

Regular heart health checkups are vital to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Commit to your heart’s well-being and schedule a checkup at our clinic.

Schedule Your Appointment

Call us at (570) 923-1019, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., to schedule your heart health checkup.