Mountain Medical offers imaging to help you determine your cardiac calcium score. Cardiac calcium scoring is a non-invasive way of obtaining information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries.
Calcified plaque results when there is a build-up of fat and other substances under the inner layer of the artery. This material can calcify, which signals the presence of coronary artery disease, results in plaque build-up that can narrow the arteries or close off blood flow which can cause a heart attack.
The goal of cardiac CT scan for calcium scoring is to determine if coronary heart disease is present and to what extent.
Cardiac calcium scoring of the heart and vascular system is recommended for patients with high risk factors of coronary artery disease including:
What you can expect during a cardiac calcium scoring exam:
Learn how to prepare for a cardiac calcium score.
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