A Coronary Calcium Scan measures the amount of plaque buildup in your arteries and provides a percentage score that is one of the most accurate predictors of a future cardiac event, especially a heart attack or stroke.
It only takes 15 minutes and is a simple, non-invasive CT scan.
Budah went to the Heart Center at St. Mark's Hospital to take the test.
Dr. Andrew Behunin, a cardiologist, says it's recommended that people 35 or older with a family history of heart disease get one of the scans.
Risk factors for others to get one of the scans include:
- High cholesterol
- Anyone looking for peace of min about heart disease can be scanned
The scan only costs $69 and your insurance won't be billed.
For more information please visit: 15MinuteHeartScan.com.