$75 Calcium Scoring Special (a $99 value)

Offer valid for tests scheduled Feb. 1  - Feb. 28, 2017.

Maximum Age:           75  for both men and women

Calcium Scoring

Calcium Scoring looks for calcified plaque in the coronary arteries. This plaque is a marker for atherosclerosis, the hardening of arteries that leads to heart attacks. As more plaque builds up, arteries can become more narrowed, and the risk for a heart attack increases. In minutes, our state-of-the-art CT scanner produces images of your coronary arteries, and the calcium that may lie inside. More importantly, the scanner produces a picture of your future risk for heart disease, while there’s still time to do something about it.

* Cardiac risk assessment with a nurse practitioner available the same day upon request or results will be sent to the ordering provider.

**If you have a lipid profile within the last  year, please bring it with you.

In order to qualify for the exam, you must have two of the following risk factors for heart disease.

  • You are 40 – 75 years old.
  • You smokeorhave secondhand smoke exposure.
  • You have a cholesterol level of greater than 200mg/dl
  • You’ve been told your blood pressure is high.
  • You have diabetesoryou need medicine to control your blood sugar.
  • You have a sedentary lifestyle.
  • You’re overweight by 20 or more pounds.
  • Your fatherorbrother had a heart attack before age 55,oryour mother or sister had one before the age of 65.

The exam is not for individuals who already have heart disease, have symptoms of heart disease such as chest pain or shortness of breath, or a prior positive calcium score.

 Call (515) 633-3700 today to schedule your appointment.

http://www.iowaheart.com/services/preventive-cardiology-center/calcium-scoring/