Heart disease is the number one killer of adults in the United States. Advanced Medical Imaging will offer a “peek” inside the chest through a Heart Scan for $99.00.
Heart Scan is a method of assessing the risk of Coronary Artery Disease, which involves a simple 15 sec CT scan of the heart without needles or injection, evaluation of the scan by a radiologist, and a written report for your primary care physician.
Our special CT scan allows experts to identify and measure plaques containing calcium, signaling potential risks years in advance, so individuals can have time to take the appropriate preventative steps.
“The Heart Scan saved my life,” said one of our patients. “I had no symptoms, but received the opportunity to get a Heart Scan and found that I was a mess.”
According to the American Heart Association, 85% of sudden heart attacks can be prevented. Knowing individual risk and developing a lifestyle conducive to health is the best way to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Coronary Calcium scoring is not for everyone. In general, it is most appropriate for men and women, age 40-70, who have one or more additional risk factors. It is not for people with already known coronary heart disease, arrhythmia’s, or previous heart surgery.
According to the American Heart Association “2010 appropriate use criteria for cardiac CT”, this test can be used for low risk asymptomatic patients with a family history of premature heart disease or in asymptomatic intermediate risk patients. If you are interested in possibly saving your life by our Heart Scan , call Advanced Medical Imaging at 860-489-7314. (http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/122/21/e525)
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