Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States.
The good news? Early detection and prevention can help change this statistic. Although some conditions — as well as some lifestyle factors — can put people at a higher risk, you can make healthy choices to help prevent heart disease.
- Eat a healthy diet
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
- Don’t smoke
We administer Coronary Calcium Scoring (CCS) and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) screenings that provide the most accurate, noninvasive look at your potential heart attack risk. These detailed screenings last about 15 minutes.
Plaque is a build-up of cholesterol and calcium that can narrow the arteries or close off blood flow to the heart. For half of Americans, the first symptom of heart disease is a heart attack. Early identification of heart disease and treatment can prevent a heart attack.
Consider either screening if you are a man over 45, or a woman over 55 with at least one of the following risk factors:
- Family history of heart disease
- High cholesterol level
- High blood pressure
- Sedentary or high stress lifestyle
CORONARY CALCIUM SCORING
Coronary calcium scoring is a painless, noninvasive scan that evaluates whether you may have heart disease by detecting coronary artery calcifications on a low-radiation CT scan.
CAROTID IMT $149*
This ultrasound study of the neck detects carotid artery plaque while quantifying risk based on presence and severity of plaque. No radiation is involved.
*Payment due at time of appointment if not covered by insurance.
Self-pay discount does not apply.
All BMC Cardiac Imaging Services: