Your heart issues, whether they’ve been with you from birth or are very recent, can often be improved with exercise. Mercy Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Physician Plaza in Rogers, AR works with your doctor to develop an individual plan for your recovery. Our group includes registered nurses, registered dietitians and pastoral care. Together, we’ll bring our expertise and latest equipment to keep you as healthy and active as possible with cardiovascular disease. Our focus is on cardiac rehabilitation, education and helping you to modify your risk factors that may make your condition worse. As always, Mercy Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Physician Plaza is proud to be part of your heart care team, and we thank you for putting your trust in us.
What is calcium scoring?
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.