Heart Disease is the #1 cause of death and disability in the United States. Unfortunately, in many cases, the first signs of heart disease may be a heart attack and possibly death. By detecting heart disease at an early stage and modifying your risk factors, the potential for advanced heart disease can be drastically reduced and in some cases reversed.
As part of our commitment to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, Heart Savers is offering cardiovascular 64 CT scans for calcium scoring. Calcium is an indicator of how much plaque is in the heart's arteries. The more plaque a patient has, the greater likelihood of arterial narrowing, thus increasing a patients risk of developing a heart attack.
The Heart Scan is appropriate for Men 35 or older and women 40 or older with any of the following risk factors:
· High blood pressure
· High cholesterol
· History of tobacco use
· Family history of heart disease
· Overweight or obese
· Significant emotional or job-related stress