Keep The Beat

Know Your Risk

Keep the Beat is a screening and educational program provided by Arkansas Heart Hospital.

It is a cardiovascular evaluation open to the public. It is a quick, painless way to assess your risk for heart disease. Keep the Beat will look at various risk factors of heart disease and help you develop your cardiovascular risk profile. Participants in the Keep the Beat screening will receive counseling by a qualified healthcare professional. In addition to an in-depth look at your risk factors, you will receive educational materials related to the prevention and treatment of heart disease. This information will be valuable to you as you move forward with lifestyle and risk-management changes in order to keep your heart healthy. Keep the Beat is not intended to replace routine checks and/or follow-ups with your doctor. Any follow up that is done will be based on your preference and your level of identified risk.

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in Arkansas. The total cardiovascular disease death rate in Arkansas is the 7th highest in the U.S. per the American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Diseases in the United States: 2009 report. Surprisingly a large number of those suffering from heart disease do not have any obvious outward signs; for many, their very first symptom is a heart attack. Arkansas Heart Hospital has initiated the Keep the Beat program to help assess your cardiovascular risk and then help you move in a direction that may keep you from becoming a statistic.

Keep the Beat is a cardiac screening consisting of nine components. Each component helps us build your cardiovascular risk profile. Once we build your risk profile, we can then assist you in moving forward to make good choices about your heart health. The earlier heart disease is detected, the greater the chance that it can be slowed, stopped or even reversed.

Keep the Beat Screening $99.95 includes:

  • HeartSaver CT scan: CT scan of the heart to assess hard calcium deposits.
  • Laboratory Blood tests:
    • Lipid Panel: Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides
    • Hemoglobin A1C: Diabetic Screening
  • Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Carotid Artery Screening
  • Peripheral Vascular Screening
  • Blood Pressure Evaluation
  • Risk Evaluation: Assess risk factors and the risk of heart disease over the next ten years
  • Body Composition: Body Mass Index (BMI) and measure of body fat percentage
  • Nutrition Counseling

Call 219-SAVE (7283) today or click here to schedule your Keep the Beat Screening.

Click here for a risk assessment.

Mr. Claude Reeder

Age 63
Claude and his wife were touring the hospital and they both went through the Keep the Beat program on a spur of the moment. Identified through the HeartSaver CT portion of the Keep the Beat assessment, his wife had a low calcium score, but he had a high score. Claude then had a diagnostic cath performed and 2 days later underwent quadruple bypass surgery. One artery had 100% blockage and his main artery had 80%. Claude was on a collision course to a possible fatal heart attack. Claude is an active man and avid golfer. Prior to participating in the Keep the Beat program, Claude had NO symptoms. “I truly feel like Keep the Beat saved my life”, states Claude.

Mr. Robert Davis

Dover, Age 61
“The Keep the Beat program at Arkansas Heart Hospital changed my life and no doubt saved it.” When Mr. Robert Davis first came to Arkansas Heart Hospital it was for his brother’s heart surgery. He never expected that in less than a month, he would return for his own triple bypass. With two arteries 100% blocked and another at 95%, Mr. Davis was no doubt headed for serious heart problems. Instead, he is able to enjoy a better quality of life and peace of mind thanks to early detection by the Keep the Beat program. “The best part is that you have peace of mind knowing you are going to be around for your family.”

Mr. Donald Kenney

Little Rock, Age 62
“The Keep the Beat program at Arkansas Heart Hospital saved my life.” He didn’t have any symptoms, but the two major blockages in Donald Kenney’s heart could have easily ended his life. Thanks to early detection by the Keep the Beat program at Arkansas Heart Hospital, doctors were able to repair the blocked arteries in plenty of time.

Mr. Alton Pryor

Sherwood, Age 67
“I signed up for Keep the Beat so my wife would go. I never thought I’d be the one with the problem.” As an avid walker, the thought he might have heart disease never crossed Alton Pryor’s mind. His concern was for his wife. So they both signed up for the Keep the Beat program. The results: she was fine, but his risk was borderline high, prompting treatment that kept Mr. Pryor from a potentially serious problem.