Heart disease in your family?
Now there’s a better way to determine your heart disease risk.
The Coronary Calcium Score is the only non-invasive heart disease test that can accurately detect—or rule out—the presence of heart disease in otherwise healthy individuals.
For more than 150,000 Americans every year, a sudden and fatal heart attack is their first sign of heart disease. Know where you stand with a simple and inexpensive scan from the imaging professionals at Synergy Radiology Associates!
Blood pressure and cholesterol testing isn’t enough
The coronary calcium score test is the new standard for assessing cardiac risk. It is performed on a CT scanner and uses special software to measure the amount of calcified plaque within your coronary arteries. It is the only non-invasive test that can find the direct evidence of heart disease!
It’s superiority to other risk assessment methods, like cholesterol and blood pressure, has been demonstrated in numerous clinical studies encompassing more than 20,000 patient years of observation. Additionally, the American Heart Association (AHA), the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Education (SHAPE) and other organizations recommend this test because:
- It is five (5) times more accurate than other risk assessment methods at predicting which patients are at risk for coronary artery disease
- Information gained from the calcium score can more accurately identify patients requiring cholesterol-lowering therapy, helping to reduce instances of unnecessary, costly medication
- The test can also be used, over time, to effectively measure response to targeted therapy
Don’t be a statistic. Schedule your coronary calcium scan in the greater Houston area today!
Synergy Radiology Associates partners with more than 20 Houston-area imaging centers and hospitals who offer this test. Find the location closest to you »