Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center

1238 D’Antignac St.
Augusta, GA 30901
Contact us at 706-774-5548 for more information or to sign up for an orientation class.

Program options

Level 1 Basic Screening $19

  • Carotid screening exam
  • Blood Pressure
  • Hemoglobin A 1 C
  • Waist Circumference
  • A-fib screen
  • Body Mass Index

Level 2 Advanced Screening Without Labs $99

  • Blood Pressure
  • Hemoglobin A 1 C
  • Waist Circumference
  • A-fib screen
  • Body Mass Index
  • Consult with Coordinator
  • CIMT Ultrasound
  • AAA Screening Exam
  • ABI Index Screening Exam

Level 3 Advanced Screening With Labs $99

  • Blood Pressure
  • Waist Circumference
  • A-fib screen
  • Body Mass Index
  • Consult with Coordinator
  • CIMT Ultrasound
  • AAA Screening Exam
  • ABI Index Screening Exam
  • Lab Draw** (Insurance billed)
  • Consultation with Nurse Practitioner** (Insurance billed)

About the tests

CIMT (CAROTID INTIMA MEDIA THICKNESS): This painless ultrasound looks at the arteries of the neck (Carotids) and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. There is no special preparation for the test. CIMT has been recognized by both the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology as a useful tool to:

  • Predict future events, including heart attacks and strokes.
  • Allow earlier detection and intervention for disease that is present.
  • More accurately identify cardiovascular risk in patients without symptoms than traditional risk factors alone.

AAA (ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM): This painless ultrasound of the abdomen takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. You must be fasting for at least eight hours before your test. The aorta is the largest artery in the body, and it supplies blood to your legs, abdomen and pelvis. In some cases, atherosclerotic plaque is associated with weakening of the arterial wall. If the walls of the aorta are weakened, an aneurysm or enlargement may occur. Rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm can be sudden and deadly.

ABI (ANKLE·BRACHIAL INDEX): A Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) screening can detect poor blood circulation in the legs. There is no special preparation for this test, which involves having blood pressures taken with a blood pressure cuff and an ultrasound transducer. Blood pressures will be taken in both legs and arms and the pressure will be used to form a ratio called the ankle-brachial index (ABI). If the ABI ratio is abnormal, it may indicate that arteries in the legs have narrowed as a result of PAD.

HBA1C: The hemoglobin AlC test tells you your average level of blood sugar over the past two to three months. A finger stick is performed to collect a small sample of blood. The AlC test can be used to diagnose diabetes.

AFIB (ATRIAL FIBRILLATION): According to the American Heart Association, atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. A 3-Lead EKG will be performed to screen for AFib.

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION: During an individual consultation, an educator will take your history, blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference, perform an EKG, finger stick for HbAlC (diabetes), and draw four vials of blood (optional). If you are taking aspirin and doing advanced labs, you may be asked to give a urine sample. You will schedule your nurse practitioner visit and follow-up appointment, so bring your calendar.

Other programs

Orientation Class: Free (recommended first)

Women's Wellness on Wheels: Level 1 Basic Screenings are offered for $19.

Personal Health Coach: Patients who choose advanced lab work can access a free personal health coach via phone. The coach can provide educational support and help patients develop a personal health plan.

Follow up appointments: Patients who are treated can have appropriate follow up depending on the type of treatment they receive. This is billable to insurance.

Free Educational Classes: Classes are optional and offered every Wednesday.

Smoking Cessation Program: This program is free.

Weight Management Program: Referrals are available for patients who need weight loss.