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Calcium Scoring Scan: How it Works and Benefits/Importance

May 1, 20168 min
A new service available at Tidelands Health can help you understand your risk for coronary artery disease and heart attack. Called Heart Scan, the test measures the amount of calcified plaque build-up in coronary vessels, which is an accurate predictor of heart attack risk.Candidates for Heart Scan typically have no known heart disease but do have at least one of the following risk factors: between the ages of 45 and 85, smoke, are living with high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol, have a family history of heart disease, are overweight or obese and are physically inactive.Christopher Daub, MD., is here to explain the benefits of early screening for calcified plaque build-up.

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