Although we often think of them as innocuous, everyday encounters with toxins do have untoward effects on our health. This extra stress on your system makes it that much more important to adopt the habits that can help to protect you. But eating well, exercising, taking supplements, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle all around only go so far to defend you against a heavy burden of negative effects on your unique system. Our Preventive Health Program is all about eliminating the fear of the unknown. We use state of the art testing to tell you exactly where you stand when it comes to heart disease, cancer, cognitive decline, and more. If these illnesses run in your family, or you want to make sure you are doing everything you can to stay healthy, this program gives you the power to stay in front of any potential issues.
How the Preventive Health Program Works
One Day At The Boone Heart Institute
We schedule a full day for our Preventive Physicals, which take between 4-6 hours to complete. Your day will begin by meeting with our Program Coordinator to complete a medical questionnaire that will review your medical history, current symptoms, and medications.
Following the initial consultation, we will take a blood sample and urine sample. This will be used to conduct advanced laboratory testing. Once complete, you will be provided with breakfast snacks, coffee and beverages.
Next you will go to our imaging room where we will perform a series of non-invasive ultrasound tests, which will assess different points in the body and give us a window into your overall heart health.
The ICG test provides us with information about your heart’s ability to deliver blood to the rest of your body, the force your heart has to pump against with each heartbeat, and the amount of fluid in your chest. The ICG test measures the mechanical function of the heart and provides different information than an EKG.
Blood Pressure with MOST Protocol
This is a series of blood pressure measurements we conduct under various conditions to assess your cardiovascular system’s ability to handle mental stress. The different conditions—lying down, sitting up, and performing basic math—simulate the stresses of a typical day.
4. WAVi Brain Scan
The Boone Heart Institute is one of only two facilities outside of research institutions with the WAVi helmet. The WAVi brain scan utilizes a cutting-edge EEG helmet to measure your brain waves, quantifying your brain’s power, speed, and reaction time. In keeping with our total health approach, optimizing cardiovascular health also shows increased brain function.
5. Comprehensive Consultation
Each Executive Program begins and ends with an extensive discussion with our doctors, because the story of your health can’t be told simply with measurements, readings, and numbers. Following your testing, you will sit down with either Dr. Boone or Dr. Husain to review your test results. They will provide recommendations customized to your profile and cover any prescribed medications. If they recommend additional testing with a CT Angiogram, you will receive detailed additional next steps. You will take home with you a full report on your health, samples, prescriptions and non-drug therapies.
6. CT Angiogram (if recommended)
If a CT Angiogram is recommended, you will meet at the Boone Heart Institute and our staff will guide you to Porter Adventist Hospital (adjacent to the Boone Heart Institute), where a specialized radiologist will perform your CT Angiogram.
1 Day at Boone Heart for Optimal Health
The unrivaled assessment and treatment options offered by our institute can not only identify disease, but can even work to reverse these risk factors and effectively decrease what we call your “arterial age.” Because of these advanced treatments, the Boone Heart Institute has never had any patient under their care suffer a heart attack or stroke, and we plan to keep it that way.