You may be in good shape. You could also have heart disease. If something’s wrong with your heart, you might not always know. Luckily, technology can help doctors detect heart disease long before symptoms show up.
A coronary calcium score test, also known as a “heart scan,” provides pictures of your heart’s arteries to see whether you have coronary artery disease.
Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of heart attacks and occurs when plaque builds up and narrows your arteries. Since plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, and calcium the heart scan looks for specks of calcium (calcifications) in the walls of the arteries, which can be an early sign of heart disease. This test can show whether you’re at increased risk for a heart attack before other signs and symptoms occur.
The Medical Center of Plano offers the most innovative cardiac care in Collin County. Thanks to an arsenal of advanced technology and physicians who are pioneers in their field, our comprehensive cardiovascular services equip patients to fight the battle for their hearts – and win.
From diagnosis to discharge, we deliver world-class cardiac care with:
- Disease certification from The Joint Commission in acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Advance disease certification in heart failure
- An accredited cardiac rehabilitation center
- Full Chest Pain Center Cycle IV accreditation with PCI from the Society of Chest Pain Centers
- Specialized care for women through HeartCaring
- SHAPE (Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication) Certified Center of Excellence
- Award winning Mended Hearts support group for patients
To schedule a screening test to learn if you have the early signs of heart disease, call (972) 612-6500.
To learn more about your heart health, join us on Saturday, February 7th for “Heart Smart Saturday.”
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