Valley Heart & Vascular Institute - The Center for Women´s Heart Health and the Men´s Heart Center

Women's and Men's Heart Health: Free Screening


Cardiac Screening Program

Our Center for Heart Health offers a  free comprehensive Cardiac Screening Program for women and men between the ages of 20 and 79. Call 201-447-8535 for more information or to make an appointment. You may request an appointment by clicking here and completing the Contact Us form at the bottom of the page. The screening includes:

  • A health history
  • Blood pressure evaluation
  • Heart auscultation to determine heart rate, rhythm and presence of murmur
  • Lung auscultation
  • Pulse assessments including carotid and peripheral pulses
  • Limited neurological assessment
  • 10-year and lifetime ASCVD risk calculation



Risk factors for heart disease
in women include:

  • Age (55 years or older)
  • Family history of early heart disease (father or brother affected before age 55, mother or sister affected before age 65)
  • High blood cholesterol (high total cholesterol and high LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol)
  • Low HDL (“good”) cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes: If you have diabetes, your risk for developing heart disease is high, as high as a heart disease patient’s risk for having a heart attack.
  • Obesity/being overweight
  • Physical inactivity

Fast Facts

  • Heart disease is the number one killer of women over the age of 25
  • One in every three women dies of heart disease. One in 30 dies of breast cancer.
  • Nearly two-thirds of American women who dies suddenly of a heart attack had no prior symptoms.
  • Americans can lower their risk of heart disease by as much as 82 percent just by leading a healthy lifestyle.
  • 50 million Americans have metabolic syndrome putting them at an increased risk for diabetes and heart disease.

Let Us Speak to Your Group

Representatives of the Center are available to speak to community and civic groups. There is no charge. Let us share with you ways of living heart-healthy. Call 201-447-8535.

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