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Heart scans offer peace of mind, detecting possible early signs of heart issues with a CT scan

Quick and painless; offered at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for $99

With February being Heart Health Awareness Month, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Prairie Cardiovascular remind everyone to be good to their heart and schedule a heart scan. These quick, painless heart screenings done on a CT scanner detect early buildup in the coronary arteries.

“The best way to treat heart disease is by detecting it early so that you can make lifestyle changes or get further testing or treatment to prevent more serious issues,” said Sheri Barnett, DNP, APRN, with Prairie Cardiovascular.

Those who have the following risk factors should especially consider having a heart scan:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Smoker

No physician order is required to have the screening, and it is only $99.

To schedule a heart scan, call (618) 222-4639.

For more information about HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, visit Prairie Cardiovascular, nationally ranked and the largest group of cardiologists in the tri-state region, is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System. To learn more about the doctors of Prairie, visit


About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through its high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of their physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states – Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit


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