Heart Calcium Scoring
It's a powerful way to spot the early stages of heart disease while there's still time to stop it. Heart calcium scoring can detect years of plaque buildup long before you have symptoms of heart disease. It's safe, painless and takes just 15 minutes. If you're a man over 30 or a woman over 40, call (920) 433-8329 from 8 am - 4 pm to schedule your appointment. Get the answer with one quick, painless test—Heart Calcium Scoring.
What is heart calcium scoring?
It's a quick, pain-free, non-invasive way to measure the amount of calcium deposits that adhere to arteries. Calcium scoring has been shown to be valuable in identifying people who have coronary artery disease before they develop symptoms of the nation's No. 1 killer, heart disease.
Who should have a screening for heart calcium?
In general, if you're a man over 30 or a woman over 40—or if you have any of the following risk factors—you should schedule a scoring:
- abnormally high blood cholesterol levels
- a family history of heart disease
- high blood pressure
- cigarette smoking
- being overweight or obese
- being physically inactive
If you're currently experiencing symptoms or receiving care for heart disease, talk to your doctor before scheduling this appointment.
How is heart calcium scoring performed?
A special, high-speed CT scanner is used to measure calcium on the arteries. It's pain-free, non-invasive, and takes just 15 minutes. The scan detects the areas and density of the calcium on the arteries and establishes a calcium score. The score may range from zero, which is normal, to several hundred or more.
What do I do next? Do I need a doctor's referral?
You don't need a doctor's referral to have heart calcium scoring done. Just schedule your appointment by calling (920) 433-8329.