Know your risk for heart disease.
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Cardiovascular disease, also called heart disease, is the #1 cause of death
world-wide. Cardiovascular disease can affect anyone, men and women of
all ages and races. More than half of all heart attacks occur in people
with no previous history of heart disease and of those initial heart attacks,
nearly one-third are fatal. The risk of cardiovascular events can be dramatically
reduced with appropriate medicines and care, if you know you are at risk
you can seek proper treatment.
WHAT IS A CALCIUM SCORE (HEART SCAN)?
A heart scan, also called a coronary calcium scan, uses a special CT test
to provide pictures of the patient’s heart for their doctor to detect
and measure calcium-containing plaque in the coronary (heart) arteries.
This calcification is measured and given a score. When this score is combined
with other health information, your doctor can use the score to develop
a treatment plan for reducing your risk for heart disease.
WHO SHOULD HAVE A HEART SCAN?
- Anyone with two or more of the following risk factors:
- Over the age of 40, younger than 80
- Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 or Type 2 Cigarette smoker or significant smoking history
- Hypertension or anyone being treated for hypertension
- Family history of heart disease
WHEN IS A HEART SCAN NOT RECOMMENDED?
Anyone who is already known to have one or more of the following conditions
is not recommended to have a heart scan:
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- History of Cardiac Stents or Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG)
- Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
- History of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Currently pregnant or potentially pregnant
- Younger than 40
- Older than 80
- Unlikely to survive 1 year
Call to schedule your heart scan today!