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.

  • 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