Coronary calcium scoring is a simple, fast, safe and accurate procedure that uses a CT scan to identify buildup of plaque in the walls of the arteries of the heart. It enables the physician to estimate your risk of heart attack, detect heart disease in early stages, and even treat a heart condition before the patient experiences any symptoms of the disease.
If you meet one or more of these risk factors, this test is right for you.
- Males 40-65 and females 45-70
- Family history of heart attack of stroke
- LDL cholesterol greater than 130
- Blood pressure greater than 140/90
- Current smoker
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