A Coronary Calcium Scan is the most accurate assessment of heart attack risk. The scan measures Coronary Artery Calcification Score (CASC), or hardening of the heart’s arteries, a leading indicator of heart disease. This scan uses non-invasive, high-speed CT imaging technology to scan your heart and show possible calcium deposits along the walls of the arteries.
Early detection can help reduce your chances of having a heart attack by making lifestyle changes or discussing treatment options with your doctor.
Consider talking to your doctor about having a Coronary Calcium Scan if one or more risk factors apply to you.
For questions about the exam or to schedule, please call (603) 537-1363.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2017