A Coronary Calcium Scan is the most accurate assessment of heart attack risk. The scan measures calcification, or hardening of the heart’s arteries and can help your doctor to identify possible coronary artery disease before you have any signs or symptoms. 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.

  • Family history of heart disease
  • High levels of cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Diabetes

Every 29 seconds, an American suffers a heart attack, and 50% of men and 64% of women who die suddenly of heart disease have no previous symptoms¹. Your CACS is a valuable indicator to understand the health of your heart.

For questions about the exam or to schedule, please call (603) 537-1363.

 

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2017