Calcium scoring is a procedure involving the use of our 64-slice CT to determine the level of calcium in the coronary artery. The presence of calcium in the coronary artery is a sign of coronary artery disease (CAD). By catching CAD early through calcium scoring,preventative measures can be taken to reduce the risk of a heart attack and sudden cardiac death.
Who should consider having calcium scoring test?
While calcium scoring can be a lifesaver, it isn’t a screening that just anybody should consider. Only individuals who are at risk for CAD should consider a calcium scoring procedure. Risk factors include smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, family history, diabetes and obesity.
For more information about calcium scoring, please call 479-338-4446.