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Cardiac Calcium Scoring $75
Calcium Scoring
What is coronary calcium scoring?
A simple heart scan called coronary calcium scoring can detect your risk of cardiovascular disease.  The noninvasive exam takes only minutes to perform and is used to determine the presence of calcified plaque in the arteries.
 
Why have a coronary calcium scan?
This scan is a simple, fast, safe, and accurate procedure that uses a CT scan to identify buildup of plaque in the walls of the arteries of the heart.  It enables to physician to estimate your risk of heart attack, detect heart disease in early stages, and even treat a heart condition before the patient experiences any symptoms of the disease.
  
What happens during the procedure?
The scan is a simple test done with minimal radiation exposure.  There are no dyes or injections involved, and no preparation or disrobing is needed.  The patient simply lies on the table as the scanner moves you through the “doughnut” shaped opening for a few seconds.  There is no disturbing noise in the room, and the patient experiences no discomfort.
Who should have a scan?
All men & women with an intermediate risk for coronary disease should consider having a screening.  You are encouraged to have a scan if you have one or more of the following risk factors:
  • Family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Current or prior tobacco usage
  • History of prolonged exposure to second-hand smoke
  • Age (men between 40-65, women between 45-70)

How do I schedule the screening?

  • If you meet certain health criteria* you can schedule a screening without a physician referral.  Please consult with your primary care physician or call us at 903.342.4090 today to schedule your cardiac calcium screening for just $75.
    *Criteria for self-referral:
    Person to be screened must be a male between ages of 40-65 or female between the ages of 45-70 AND have at least one of the following risk factors:
    • Current smoker
    • < >Family history of heart disease
    • Cholesterol level greater than 160/LDL
    • Blood pressure greater than 140/90
       
       
Contact Information
Offer Begins: July 1, 2019
Winnsboro Area Chamber of Commerce