The Methodist Hospital System Heart & Vascular Screening Packages can help you understand your risk, which is the first step toward prevention. We employ many of Houston's most highly trained cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, radiologists and technologists to analyze your tests and help you understand your risk.
Methodist has a 30-year history of excellence in cardiovascular imaging and diagnostics, and we are leading the fight against heart and vascular disease.
The following exams may be covered by insurance (not by Medicare). In order to ensure appropriate scheduling and verification, please fax an order from your personal physician to 713-790-4965.
The following packages are not covered by insurance or Medicare. Please call to discuss the screenings and schedule an appointment.
No, screenings are beneficial for men age 45–76, women age 55–76, and anyone considered high-risk. Risk factors include family history of cardiovascular disease, smoking, and diabetes. These screenings assist in detecting potential diseases; if you have coronary artery disease or known atherosclerosis, you do not need these tests.
Your insurance may provide coverage. Medicare will not.
The Vascular Screening package takes about 30 minutes, the Heart Scan takes 15 minutes, and the complete Heart Scan Plus package takes one hour.
Your results will be processed in an accredited lab and evaluated by a Methodist cardiologist or a vascular surgeon with the highest level of training. Your results will be sent to you quickly, within seven business days. We suggest you share the results with your primary care physician or cardiologist.