Valley Heart & Vascular Institute - Heart Care for Women: Free Screening

Free Cardiac Screening Program

About the Cardiac Screening Program

During a 45-minute consultation, a nurse practitioner will inquire about your family history and lifestyle habits and take a comprehensive health history. The clinical evaluation also includes:

  • Ankle-brachial index
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Heart auscultation to evaluate heart rate, rhythm and presence of murmur
  • Lung auscultation
  • Peripheral vascular pulse assessments
  • Evaluation of lipid profile and blood glucose level
  • Biometrics (BMI, waist measurement, body fat analysis
  • Calculation of 10-year and lifetime ASCVD risk for developing cardiovascular disease

An individual action plan is developed with specific goals for lifestyle modifications and, if indicated, a referral to a cardiologist is made for treatment and follow-up.

Our Screening Staff

Our screening program is staffed by a specially trained group of talented nurse practitioners, under the clinical leadership of Mary C. Collins, R.N., M.S.N., A.P.N.-B.C. The group includes:

  • Leanne Scaglione, R.N., M.S.N., A.P.N.-B.C.
  • Lillian Turano, R.N., M.S.N., A.P.N.-B.C.
  • Jeanne Howe, R.N., M.S.N., A.P.N.-B.C.

Request a Screening

To make an appointment for your FREE cardiac screening by a specially-trained nurse practitioner, call 201-447-8535. You'll be asked some initial questions over the phone before being scheduled to come to the hospital for your hour-long screening.

You may also complete the form below, and we will contact you to schedule your screening.


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Please Note: All appointments will be scheduled by telephone.
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