What's Your Score? Know Your Risk of Heart Disease

You could know. And all it takes is a fast, painless exam to help you and your doctor understand your risk for a heart attack. Within just five minutes, using a procedure called coronary artery calcium scoring, calcium buildup can be detected that may indicate heart disease. Then, once you know, you can prevent. And that’s peace of mind - just in time.

Coronary Artery Disease: The Inside Story

Heart disease is the common name for "coronary artery disease” (CAD). This condition is the end result of a progressive hardening of the arteries, a process in which arteries become clogged and prevent oxygen-rich blood from reaching the heart. Over time, deposits of cholesterol and other substances build up along vessel walls and become calcified. Blood flow slows until a blood clot forms, completely sealing off the passage of blood to the heart. At that point, a heart attack occurs.

What is Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring? (CACS)

Calcification in the coronary arteries is the earliest indicator of heart disease. CACS uses non-invasive, high-speed computerized tomography (CT) to scan the heart and detect calcium deposits along the walls of arteries. The test then produces a calcium score that identifies your level of deposits. Taking into account other factors such as age, family history and cholesterol level, your doctor uses that score to measure your potential for heart disease.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring

  • Detects heart disease in its earliest stages
  • Provides highly accurate results
  • Requires 5 minutes of scanning
  • Helps you understand your risk so you can prevent heart disease

Do you have these risk factors?

  • 20lbs overweight
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Smoker or quit within 3 years ago
  • Diabetes
  • Lack of exercising (less than 5 times a week)

There’s no better time than NOW to prevent heart disease.

Calcium scoring available for $75! For more information call: (225) 658-6765