6 February, 2023

Why CT Cardiac Calcium Scoring Could be Right For You!

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Did you know that 1 in 5 deaths in the United States are attributed to Heart Disease?*

While Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women, 90% of cases are preventable.

When plaque builds up in the arteries it can obstruct blood flow, thus increasing your risk of heart disease. CT Cardiac Calcium Scoring, is a safe and painless screening exam that detects the presence of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries. With this information, your primary care physician will be able to recommend the appropriate treatment, including lifestyle changes, medication and/or additional testing.

Risk factors include:

  • Family history of heart disease

  • Smoking or second-hand exposure

  • High cholesterol

  • High blood pressure 

  • Diabetes

  • Obesity 

  • High stress

  • Sedentary lifestyle

We recommend checking with your insurance to see if your plan covers this exam. If it doesn't, we offer this exam for $125 self-pay rate. A physician referral is required.

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* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. About Multiple Cause of Death, 1999–2020. CDC WONDER Online Database website. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2022. Accessed February 21, 2022.

6 February, 2023