Written by David Y. Wong, MD, Feb 14, 2019
The Heart Scan (Calcium Scan) is used to detect calcified plaque in the coronary arteries which nourish the heart muscles. It is the most sensitive non-invasive test for the detection of non-obstructive coronary arterial plaque available. The Heart Scan is appropriate for men 35 or older and women 40 or older with any of the following risk factors:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- History of tobacco use
- Family history of heart disease
- Overweight or obese
- Significant emotional or job-related stress
The Diagnostic & Wellness Center in the Saint John’s Cardiovascular Center at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is offering a special discounted rate of $99 for the Heart Scan in February.
They offer the best image quality and the lowest radiation doses. www.calciumscan.com
You may come by the Health Integration Center for a prescription order for the Heart Scan.
Keep a Happy and Healthy Heart!