Heart screenings & prevention
At Edward-Elmhurst Health, we believe the best care for your heart isn’t in the hospital—it’s where you live, work and play. That’s why we’re committed to proactive cardiac care in our community. We offer online screenings, outpatient scans and preventive education, backed by expert medical and surgical care, for all your heart health needs.
Schedule a heart scan
A heart scan is the safest and most accurate screening tool for detecting the early build-up of calcium in the coronary arteries, the most common cause of heart disease. This simple, painless and potentially lifesaving test takes just 15 minutes and is available at our Naperville and Elmhurst locations.
You’ll receive a heart scan, blood pressure check, and cholesterol and blood sugar screenings, all in one appointment. A registered nurse will personally meet with you to review your scores and help develop a plan customized to your unique needs.
Who should have a heart scan?
Make an appointment for a heart scan if you are male over age 40 or a female over age 45, and have one or more of these risk factors:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Family history of heart disease
Know your risks
Do you have five minutes to assess your heart health? Take our free, confidential screening to learn your risk of heart disease. You’ll receive a description of your 10-year cardiac disease risk and recommendations for next steps.
Take the Heart Aware assessment
Education and prevention
Looking to stay on top of your heart health? Take advantage of a wide range of resources to keep you and your family heart smart.
Lifestyle Under Construction
Our medically-supervised 12 week program gives you the tools you need to succeed. Each week you'll get advice from a cardiac nurse, dietitian, exercise physiologist and a clinical psychologist.
With some help from these experts, you can:
- Lose 5-7 percent of your body weight —and keep it off
- Improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels
- Learn to select and prepare foods that are good for your waistline and your heart
- Make exercise a habit in your daily routine
Your primary care physician can be informed of your progress at three months and six months.
This program meets in Naperville on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 630-527-2825 for session dates. The cost is $400.
Delicious Meets Nutritious
Heart healthy food choices can still be tasty! You'll learn how to plan a healthy meal, read food labels at the grocery store, make good choices at restaurants, alter recipes to reduce fat and sodium, and much, much more. The two-part series meets monthly on Tuesdays or Thursdays in Naperville. The cost is $40 for both sessions; and free to Heart Hospital patients when scheduled within 30 days of discharge. Register now.
Freedom From Smoking
Freedom from Smoking provides a supportive and structured approach to quitting smoking. The six-week program is taught by American Lung Association trained instructors with the ultimate goal of helping individuals overcome their addiction and enjoy the benefits of better health. The $60 fee covers all course materials. Call 630-527-6363 to register or 630-527-2825 for more details.
Some treatments for cancer may cause side effects to the heart. As part of the Edward-Elmhurst Cardio-Oncology program, our oncologists and cardiologists work together to protect patients undergoing cancer treatment from cardiovascular complications.
Tests for heart and vascular disease
If you need additional testing, we’re here to help you take the next step with diagnostic procedures like echocardiograms, angiograms, stress tests and more.
Learn about heart tests and diagnosis.