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This is a radiological screening test for risk of heart attack generally done in combination with a consultation. It is a rapid CT scan with no injection to determine if there is a buildup of calcium or calcified plaque in the arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle.
These fast and painless cardiac scans may indicate if there is an increased risk of heart attack even before any symptoms occur of heart disease. Heart scans can also look at blockages in the heart in certain situations. Coronary CT is most useful to determine whether symptoms of chest pain may be caused by a coronary blockage. These highly specialized cardio scans are performed at one of our partner facilities and do require the NYC cardiologist’s referral.
This cardiac test is most often suggested for men aged 45 years or older and for women who are aged 55 and above or who are postmenopausal.
The Major Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease, Other Than Age, Include:
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Cardiac CT technology enables our top New York City cardiology doctor, Dr. Steven Reisman, to provide the most accurate non-invasive assessment of your coronary arteries. The cardiologists’s goal of determining if you are a candidate for a Calcium Heart Scan Test is to detect coronary artery disease (CAD) at an early stage when there are no symptoms and to determine its severity. It is a screening study that may be recommended by the NYC cardiologist for patients with risk factors for CAD but no clinical symptoms.Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Death Aortic Valve Surgery Women and Heart Disease Aspirin in the Prevention of Heart Disease
What does the calcium score mean? Calcium Scoring looks for calcification in the coronary arteries which can then be measured and scored. The CT cardio scan images are used to accurately measure the level of calcified plaque in the walls of the coronary arteries. The calcium score is a superlative screening method for refining an individual’s risk of underlying coronary artery disease; the higher the calcium score, the greater the risk of a future heart attack, and so individuals with a high score can be offered lifestyle modification including diet and exercise and if need be further evaluation and possible treatment such as statin therapy to reduce their risk.
If you have any questions for the best in class NYC cardiologist Dr. Steven Reisman or would like to schedule a consultation or appointment in the cardiology nearby you please feel free to contact Dr. Steven Reisman of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center and indicate which Manhattan office (Upper East Side, Cardiology Midtown NYC, or Wall Street / Financial District) you would like to see the cardiologist for a cardiac consultation.