Coronary Calcium Scoring
Are You At Risk for a HEART ATTACK?
Early detection with Coronary Calcium Scoring could save your life!
WHAT IS CALCIUM SCORING?
Cardiac Calcium Scoring is a quick, painless, noninvasive procedure performed with a multislice computed tomography (CT) scanner. The procedure can accurately determine the degree and severity of hard plaque within the coronary arteries.
WHY IS CALCIUM SCORING IMPORTANT?
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. Often people have no warning signs prior to a cardiac event. Calcium scoring can detect the life threatening build up of plaque. This gives people the opportunity to change their lifestyle and see a health care provider before extensive, irreversible damage occurs.
WHO SHOULD GET A CALCIUM SCORE?
Calcium Scoring is recommended for anyone at risk of coronary artery disease. The test is especially useful in men over the age of 45 and females over the age of 55 with risk factors. These risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and a family history of early heart disease.
HOW CAN I GET MY CALCIUM SCORE?
Call (563) 888-0495 to schedule your appointment at Cardiovascular Medicine P.C. No referral is needed, and the Calcium Scoring test is only $119. The results will be sent to your family practice physician.