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Know Your Numbers - Heart Health Screenings

Do you know your personal health numbers?

Available at 5 convenient locations throughout the Portland-Vancouver-Tualatin area:

  • Legacy Emanuel Medical Center                    
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center       
  • Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center            
  • Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center


Register online today or call Legacy Referral Services at 503-335-3500 (Oregon) or 360-487-3500 (Washington).

 

Heart health tips from Dr. Shawn Patrick and Jennifer Stafford, R.N.

  • Know Your Numbers heart health screenings

    Do you know the personal numbers important to your heart health?

    Know Your Numbers

There's a reason why heart disease is called the silent killer: it can take you by surprise. 

But knowing some important numbers about yourself allows you to be proactive about your heart health.

This screening, offered at various Legacy sites, will help you learn your:

  • Blood glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Body fat
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Cholesterol levels (total, HDL, LDL, triglycerides)

 The Know Your Numbers screening includes educational information and a one-on-one consultation. An additional 15-minute stroke risk interview is available at no extra charge.

Fee and appointments

Appointments are required. Please call Legacy Referral Services at 503-335-3500 (OR) or 360-487-3500 (WA) or register online. The screening fee is $35, payable online upon registration. We will also come to your workplace to do group screenings.

Preparation 

  • For the most accurate results, plan to fast for 12 hours before the test 
  • Take any medications as usual 
  • Drink plenty of water for good hydration, but avoid coffee or tea

The Know Your Numbers goals

These are the goals you want to reach for an optimal healthy heart, set out by the American Heart Association. Compare your own numbers.

Factor  Goal   
 Total Cholesterol Less than 200 mg/dL  
 LDL ("Lousy") Cholesterol

Less than 100 mg/dL 

100-129 mg/dL    

130-159 mg/dL

160-189 mg/dL

190 mg/dL and above

Optimal 

Near Optimal

Borderline High

High

Very High

HDL ("Happy") Cholesterol
50 mg/dL or higher
 
Triglycerides
Less than 150 mg/dL
 
Blood Pressure
Less than 120/80 mmHg
 
Fasting glucose
Less than 100 mg/dL
 
Body mass index (BMI) Less than 25 Kg/m2
 
Waist circumference Less than 35 inches  
Exercise Minimum of 30 minutes 5-7 days per week  

Top ten list for a heart-healthy life

  1. Exercise
  2. Drink plenty of water
  3. Avoid or cure diabetes
  4. Quit smoking
  5. Maintain a healthy weight
  6. Make 3 healthy choices every day, even if they are small
  7. Know and manage your cholesterol
  8. Eat a smart, healthy diet
  9. Know and manage your blood pressure
  10. Get plenty of sleep