The One Test Everyone Needs To Take
- Posted on: Jan 31 2018
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 600,000 people every year. Unfortunately, many people have heart attacks without even knowing they have coronary artery disease. So how do you find out whether you or someone you love is at risk?
I am obviously not a cardiologist, but my good friend, Dr. Joel Kahn (America’s Healthy Heart Doc) recommends adults who are concerned about coronary artery disease to obtain a coronary artery calcium score. So what is this?
From Dr. Kahn: It is a simple CT of the heart performed without injection of any materials that permits the easy identification of calcification (plaque) in the three heart arteries. Calcium comprises about 20 percent of plaque in arteries but is such a different density than the rest of the heart that even small amounts show up like a beacon of illness without exercise, IV placement, or sedation. A software program permits a score, called the Agatson score, to be calculated with zero being the best result and numbers in the tens, hundreds and even thousands indicating increasing burdens of calcified heart artery plaque.
This is a simple study that costs as little as $125 and takes 5 to 10 minutes. I had it done several weeks ago and… drumroll please! My score was zero.
So if you are concerned about having heart disease, then ask your doctor about a coronary artery calcium score (also called a Calcium Scoring Cardiac CT Without Contrast). It could help save your life or the life of someone you love.
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