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Five simple, painless tests

Screenings take about 90 minutes.

How much does it cost?

A one-time payment of $450.

Meet Dr. Michael Isaac

Providing caring service for more than 20 years.

Have a question?

Nurse Dawn Palomares is available to talk in-depth with you.

Know your heart. Avoid serious symptoms.

As you may know, there are many heart conditions with virtually no symptoms. A person often does not know there's a problem until it becomes so severe he or she suffers a major cardiac event.

There are screenings that find the problems early, but insurance companies often won't cover them until there are serious symptoms. For patients and physicians, it's a "catch-22.”

Medical City now offers a new tool to men and women interested in avoiding serious cardiac events. The HeartStrong screening empowers men and women with a high risk of heart disease. It helps you understand your current heart health, and steps you can take to protect your heart.

Five simple, painless tests.

The HeartStrong screening is offered at times convenient for busy professionals: 6 am to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and from 6 a.m. to 1pm on Wednesdays.

The screening package takes about 90 minutes and includes five tests:

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  • EKG

    An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) measures the electrical activity of your heart. Small electrical sensors, called electrodes, are put on your skin to sense the electricity that begins in your heart, which can give doctors an idea of whether your heart is beating normally.

  • CT Coronary Calcium Scoring

    A cardiac CT scan for coronary calcium is a non-invasive way of obtaining information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries.

  • Ankle Brachial Index

    The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is an extremely reliable means for diagnosing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), which is a condition in which the arteries in your legs and ankles are narrowed, creating a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and poor circulation.

  • Carotid Intima Media Thickness

    The carotid intima-media thickness test (CIMT) is a measure used to diagnose the extent of carotid atherosclerotic vascular disease. The noninvasive test measures the thickness of the inner two layers of the carotid artery and alerts physicians to any thickening while the patients are still asymptomatic.

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screens

    This screening helps to diagnose an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which is a weakened and bulging area in the aorta. A ruptured aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding. The screening is done by ultrasound.

How much does it cost?

In most cases, insurance only covers the extensive testing when a patient is showing active symptoms. The cost for our screenings is a one-time payment of $450, which is due at the time of your appointment. This cost covers all five tests and a one-on-one counseling session with Medical City’s Director of Cardiology Quality Outcomes, Dr. Michael Isaac.

Meet Dr. Michael Isaac, M.D.

Director of Cardiology Quality Outcomes at Medical City

Michael Isaac, M.D. has provided kind and caring service to patients for more than 20 years. He is currently Director of Cardiology Quality Outcomes at Medical City, and is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, with a specialty in interventional cardiology and device implantation. The HeartStrong screening includes five tests Dr. Isaac believes most accurately screen for clots, abnormal heartbeats, and undetected heart defects.

Dr. Isaac attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and completed his medical internship, residency, as well as his general cardiology fellowship, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Isaac practices invasive, noninvasive, interventional, vascular and nuclear cardiology.

Click here to watch Dr. Isaac answer frequently asked questions about HeartStrong, and heart disease risk factors.

Dr. Michael Isaac on WFAA: How the tiny, implantable CardioMems device prevents heart failure before it occurs.
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