Comprehensive pulse, oxygen and blood pressure screening
A healthy, strong heart is the foundation to living a long, symptom-free life. Knowing your heart health begins with getting a heart screening, including a screening for your blood pressure, pulse and oxygen levels. These tests are even more important when you have a higher risk for developing heart and vascular conditions.
Goshen Health Community Wellness and Education conveniently offers blood pressure tests so you can stay on top of your health. We’re here to keep everything in check. To schedule a screening, please call (574) 364-2496.
What to expect
Screenings for blood pressure, pulse and oxygen are easy and painless. These tests are quick and often happen simultaneously. A technician will inflate and deflate a cuff around your upper arm, which will show the amount of pressure in your blood vessels when your heart contracts and rests.
The technician will probably check your oxygen during your blood pressure test. This involves putting an oximeter – a small oxygen-monitoring device – on the tip of your finger. It measures the amount of oxygen your red blood cells are carrying. Your pulse may display on the blood pressure monitor or oximeter.
Benefits of getting preventive and blood pressure tests at Goshen Health
Your heart depends on adequate oxygen, a healthy blood pressure and a normal pulse to function properly. Too little oxygen, an irregular pulse or high blood pressure puts too much stress on your heart and increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attack.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has no symptoms. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked regularly. Knowing your heart health puts you one step ahead in preventing disease.
Goshen Health Community Wellness and Education empowers the health of the Elkhart County community with blood pressure tests in Goshen, IN.