Cardiac Calcium Score
Did you know for nearly half of all Americans, the first symptom of heart
disease is a
Early identification of heart disease can help prevent a heart attack,
and a cardiac calcium screening can help identify the early stages of
heart disease. This noninvasive test only takes a few minutes…and
it could save your life.
What does a cardiac calcium score measure?
Plaque is a build-up of substances which can narrow the arteries or close
off blood flow to the heart. When plaque begins to harden, it becomes
calcified. A cardiac calcium score uses a CT scanner to take a picture
of your heart and main arteries to see if any calcium deposits have formed.
Will it hurt?
Absolutely not. There are no needles involved in the procedure. And at
only $60, not even your wallet will feel a sting.
How long will it take?
The whole procedure from start to finish takes about 15-20 minutes, but
most of that time is for registering and completing paperwork. You’re
only lying down on the CT scanner for less than five minutes, and the
actual “procedure” takes place in less than one second…literally
a single heartbeat.
How can I schedule my procedure?
Appointments are not required, but are strongly recommended, and may be
made by calling 972-888-4088.
If you are between the following ages and have at least one risk factor
from the list below, you do
not need a physician referral:
- Males must be between forty (40) and sixty-five (65) years of age.
- Females must be between forty-five (45) and seventy (70) years of age.
- Be a current smoker
- Have a family history of heart disease
- Have a blood pressure greater than 140/90
- Have an LDL cholesterol level greater than 160
If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you’ll need to get a
referral from a physician. Please note this $60 special is a cash price,
and no insurance claims will be filed. Payment is due prior to screening
and may be made by check, credit card, or cash.