Every 29 seconds an American suffers from a heart attack, 50 percent of men and 63 percent of women whom die suddenly of heart disease have no previous symptoms.
Your Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring (CACS) is a valuable indicator to understand the health of your heart.
CACS measures calcification, or hardening of the heart’s arteries, a leading indicator of heart disease. CACS uses noninvasive, high-speed CT imaging technology to scan your heart and show possible calcium deposits along the walls of the arteries. CACS indicates the levels of calcium deposits.
The higher the score, the more calcium is present. Your doctor uses this score along with other information such as age, family history, and cholesterol level to determine the health of your heart. Early detection is the key to prevention and your CACS exam is the first step to a healthier tomorrow.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels and Westover Hills are currently offering a Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring for only $99. This ten-minute noninvasive scan determines the extent of arterial calcification, which is a leading indicator of heart disease. If you or a loved one are at risk for heart disease, we urge you to call 1.877.250.DOCS to schedule your appointment today.