Cardiac Calcium Scoring
A Simple 10-Minute Test Could Save Your Life!
Each year in the United States, 150,000 men and women die from a heart attack with no prior symptoms. Early detection is your best defense in the prevention of heart disease.
The TriStar Family of Hospitals are now home to Cardiac Calcium Scoring Technology performed with our state of the art CT Scanners. Cardiac Calcium Scoring can detect the smallest amount of calcification in your coronary arteries in as little as ten minutes. No needles. No Incisions. Just the most complete and accurate scan of your heart available.
This Cardiac Calcium Screening is priced at $69 which includes the physician interpretation and is payable at the time of service. Call TriStar MedLine at 615-342-1919 or 800-242-5662 to schedule a screening.
What is Cardiac Scoring?
Cardiac Scoring is a pain-free, non-invasive and inexpensive procedure requiring less than ten minutes. Our advanced CT scanner takes images of your heart and coronary arteries without any injections, needles or removal of your clothing. The amount of calcified plaque detected in your coronary arteries is used to establish your coronary calcium score.
What Does My Cardiac Score Tell Me?
Subtle early warning signs of heart disease can be detected. Cardiac scoring is the latest diagnostic tool to detect calcified plaque in the coronary arteries. The score, based on age, gender and other risk factors, is a strong indicator of your risk for coronary artery disease. With this information, your doctor can recommend the appropriate treatment, including diet and lifestyle changes, medication and/or further testing.
Is Coronary Artery Disease Treatable?
Yes, the plaque build-up process can be slowed, stabilized and reversed, in some cases, through aggressive lifestyle modification and/or through medication therapies under the guidance of your physician. Each year 150,000 men and women die from a heart attack with no prior symptoms. Give yourself peace of mind and take an active role in the management of your health.
Fast Facts About Cardiac Calcium Scoring
Cardiac Scoring requires little advanced preparation. It is preferred to have no caffeine four hours prior to the study. A few electrodes are placed on the chest and you will breathe deeply as the scanner captures images of your heart.
Your Cardiac Scoring scan will be reviewed by a radiologist and/or cardiologist, and the report will be sent directly to your family physician.
For more information or to schedule a screening, call TriStar MedLine at 615-342-1919 or 800-242-5662.