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