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Heart Care at Avera Sacred Heart

Check Your Heart

Vascular screening program from Avera Sacred Heart

$50 Heart Check

  • Calcium Score CT - crucial to early detection of heart disease
  • Blood pressure
  • BMI (body mass index)
  • Cholesterol and blood sugar check
  • Education and risk assessment with an expert cardiovascular team
  • Diet Quality Index
  • Brief tobacco cessation and nutrition counseling - as needed

$50 Vascular Check

Three tests designed to detect the conditions of vascular disease. If detected early, treating vascular disease lowers your risk of stroke, heart disease and other complications

  • Carotid artery screening
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
  • Peripheral artery disease screening

Or $75 for both. Call to schedule an appointment or get more information: (605) 668-8150

Exceptional care for a very special heart... Yours!

The Avera Sacred Heart cardiac team - doctors, nurses, technicians and other healthcare experts - put their heart into their work, bringing compassion and excellent care to every patient

When the rhythms of life are threatened by heart disease or chest pain, the experienced cardiac and pulmonary team at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital provide a wide variety of services and programs. 

Don’t Ignore Chest Pain

When heart attacks occur, the heart sends out warning signs to the body. For every minute that you wait, your heart suffers more and more damage; damage that may be irreversible.

  • Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the chest lasting more than a few minutes.
  • Pain may spread to shoulders, arms, neck or jaw.
  • Light-headedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath may also occur. Intensity may range from mild to severe.

If you begin to experience these symptoms, don’t wait. Get help immediately.  Go to the Avera Sacred Heart Emergency Department where an expert team stands ready with special rapid response procedures for treating heart attacks - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehab is a specific therapy for individuals with heart problems.  The program includes gentle exercise and lifestyle change education.  The heart is monitored along with blood pressure and oxygen level.  Education is given on an individual basis with regards to nutrition, stress management, smoking cessation, and exercise. 

Learn more about cardiac rehab >>

Our Cardiologists

  • Michael McVay, M.D., Cardiologist, Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. 
  • Will Hurley, M.D., Cardiologist, Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C.

Comments From Friendly, Skilled Staff

"Our patients are our neighbors and our friends. And, if they weren't when they came to us, we hope they are when they leave. I am extremely proud of the compassion the caregivers show at Avera Sacred Heart." -Linda Dracy, RN, Cardiac Cath Lab

Additional Information


  • Cardiac Cath Lab 
  • Cardiology services and assessment of vascular disease
  • Heart risk assessments and educational programs
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Stress Testing


  • Avera Wellness Profiles
  • Community health education forums
  • Health and disease management services


  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter & event monitoring
  • Exercise EKG
  • Nuclear Scan (testing)
  • Pharmacological Stress Test
  • Persantine  Abdominal & Peripheral
  • Adenoscan
  • Dobutamine  
  • Echocardiograms
  • Transesophageal (TEE)
  • Excercise/Stress (echo)
  • Vascular Ultrasound


If you have any questions about any of our programs, please give us a call at 605-668-8274 or 605-668-8037