Arrow points to an area of substantial calcification in the left coronary artery, which was detected by a heart scan image.
Are you at risk for heart disease? There is now a non-invasive test available at the University of Maryland Heart Center, through the University Imaging Center, called Coronary Calcium Scoring (also referred to as a Heart Scan) that can evaluate your risk in less than an hour.
Why should I get a scan?
Who should get a scan?
Anyone with multiple risk factors such as: family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, stressful lifestyle, men over 35, postmenopausal women, sedentary lifestyle.
How do I get a scan?
Get a written order from your doctor or call the University Imaging Center, 410-328-3225 for your appointment.
What is involved with the test?
When is the test performed?
The University Imaging Center is available to do your Coronary Calcium Scoring from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Does insurance cover this procedure?
Contact your insurance company to find out more information regarding your coverage.
If you answer yes to any of the statements listed below, you may be at risk for heart disease.
References: American Heart Association; The Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2004 Update.