As we close in on the holidays and end of the year, it’s a great time to give the gift of health knowledge to family. Have a calcium score screening done for $130 (a good use of health flex spending at the end of the year) and know your risk of potential heart issues. Click here to schedule yours today.
Coronary artery disease remains the number one killer in the United States, but most people experiencing their first heart attack don’t have high cholesterol. Instead, they suffer from a buildup of calcified cholesterol plaque in their coronary arteries. A quick, non-invasive technique called calcium scoring uses low radiation CT scans to detect that calcium, and helps to identify risks for coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attacks. Doctors can then offer treatments that may positively affect patient outcomes.
The score from a CT scan is based on the density and extent of calcification:
0: Low risk
1-99: Moderately high risk
100-440: High risk
Greater than 400: Very high risk