We spoke to Cheryl Drexler, Clinical Manager at Lima Memorial, about CT Scoring, and what to expect if tests results come back high:
Lima Memorial now offers a simple 10-minute test to detect heart problems in those at risk for cardiovascular disease. CT cardiac calcium score screening is an imaging procedure used to detect the smallest amount of calcium, or plaque, in your coronary arteries using a multi-slice CT scanner. Even the smallest amount of plaque build-up can have a negative impact on your heart health. But, detecting cardiac abnormalities early allows for early monitoring and treatment. If you have a family history of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, tobacco use or obesity, this 10-minute test is the best step you can take to detect early heart disease. Find out about your risk of heart disease, and schedule your CT cardiac calcium scoring test today with Lima Memorial Radiology by calling 419-226-5030; that’s 419-226-5030 or visitwww.limamemorial.org to learn more about the Lima Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute.