Cardiac Calcium Scoring
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Early Detection of Heart Attack Risk
Imagine if your cardiologist could tell whether you were likely to have a heart attack at some point in the future. Cardiac calcium scoring, offered at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), is a great tool for helping to predict your risk for a heart attack.
This quick, noninvasive test uses computed tomography (CT) to identify calcium plaque buildup in the arteries of your heart. People with a lot of plaque are at a greater risk of experiencing a major cardiac event.
Comprehensive Report of Your Results
Your CT results will be reviewed by a doctor with special training in interpreting this test. You and your cardiologist will both receive a comprehensive report, similar to this sample report, that outlines the extent of any existing coronary artery disease and your relative risk of experiencing a heart attack. This simple screening can help set your mind at ease about your heart attack risk. And if the test detects existing disease, you can quickly get on a path to treatment. For more information on cardiac calcium scoring, please call (910) 262-0330.
Scheduling an Appointment
You'll need a physician order to schedule a test, so talk with your physician about whether or not you are a candidate for cardiac calcium scoring. This test is not covered by most insurances. We offer it for $100, which is due at the time of your exam.
To schedule an appointment, call (910) 667-8777.