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If you’ve had your cholesterol checked, you might wonder how important your cholesterol levels are for determining heart disease risk. It’s just one of many factors.
Many of us are aware of standard screenings such as a yearly mammogram for women 40 and older or a colonoscopy after age 45. But there are other screenings that can be equally important.
Shortness of breath was the only symptom 49-year-old firefighter and paramedic, Ricky Fetter, was experiencing. When an EKG revealed that all five of his cardiac vessels were blocked, Ricky got the care he needed, just in the nick of time.
A musician’s coronary calcium score detects a high risk for heart attack, leading to bypass surgery.
A coronary calcium score test is a low-level CT scan that looks at the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle. The scan checks for calcified plaque buildup along the walls of these arteries.
For many people, the first sign of coronary artery disease (CAD) is a heart attack or life-threatening arrhythmia. Learn about a test that can help determine your risk for heart disease or CAD.
Are you a heart attack waiting to happen? A simple X-ray procedure called calcium scoring can give you a good idea of your heart attack risk.
Are you a heart attack waiting to happen? With a simple X-ray procedure that takes between five and 10 minutes to complete, you'll be able to know the answer. Find out more about coronary artery calcium scoring.