We're all about the heart.
A CT calcium scoring, also known as a coronary artery calcium test, is a noninvasive scan that takes images of the coronary arteries to determine if there are blockages or narrowing in these vessels. The test measures your calcium or plaque buildup, which is an indicator of coronary artery disease. The higher the calcium score, the higher the risk.
A coronary artery calcium test could be beneficial if you:
The importance of a coronary artery calcium test.
If you’re at risk of heart disease, this test can help you uncover areas where you could modify your lifestyle. These changes could improve your overall vascular health and reduce your chances of having a heart attack or developing heart disease.
Facts that save lives.
- Coronary artery calcium testing may help detect asymptomatic abnormalities among at-risk populations.
- Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-aged people may indicate higher risk for future heart problems.
- Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in America.
Source: American Heart Association
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Let Baptist Health Primary Care be your partner in health
If you do not have an assigned primary care physician, let Baptist Health Primary Care be your partner in health, wellness and prevention. With virtual visits as well as offices spanning the Keys to Palm Beach County, take control of your health and see if you meet the criteria for this screening.
This offer is not contingent on receiving any additional services from Baptist Health South Florida. No further services will be discounted. Neither the patient nor any other third party will be billed for this exam.