Heart Disease Beware: Five Reasons to Scan and Assess Your Risk for Heart Disease

Heart disease is the top killer among men and women, and a low-cost 15-minute coronary calcium scan can provide quick, easy-to-understand results that can help determine yours or a loved one’s risk for having a heart attack.

The top five reasons to schedule a scan:

 

  1. The coronary calcium scan is fast, painless and effective. The imaging test takes 10-15 minutes, and you receive your results within 48 hours.
  2. Knowledge is power. Even if your results reveal a higher risk for heart disease, there are simple lifestyle changes you can make to manage your health.
  3. Besides assessing risk factors like cholesterol and family history, many cardiologists view the coronary calcium scan as one of the best available tests for measuring cardiac risk.
  4. A picture is worth a thousand words. Seeing a visual representation of your results can help motivate you to make changes, or reassure you that you are on the right track to good heart health.
  5. Your family and friends are counting on you to be around for the long haul. Taking 15 minutes today could add years to your life.

 

This test only costs $79 and is available at Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates at The Medical Center of Aurora, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (Denver), Sky Ridge Medical Center (Lone Tree) and Centennial Medical Plaza. This test does require a physician visit, so what are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment with an ADCA physician for a coronary calcium scan today at 844-440-1830 or visit www.adcacardiology.com

 

Editor’s Note:This article was submitted by Sundeep Viswanathan, M.D., FACC, a board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologist who practices with Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates at The Medical Center of Aurora. For more information about the coronary calcium heart scan, please call 844-440-1830.