The Importance of Heart Scans
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 1 in every 5 deaths annually. Often, a heart attack is the first sign of underlying disease. Early detection of disease and risk factors can help people make the essential choices and changes to address these risks before they become a life threatening emergency.
A Heart Scan from Visionary Wellness and Imaging can give you the information and peace of mind you need.
Visionary Heart Scan
Using state-of-the-art CT technology, Visionary Wellness and Imaging offers Heart Scans that can help detect early signs of heart disease, providing a simple, non-invasive, and fast solution for assessing heart health.
Our detailed CT scanners can detect even small abnormalities that can indicate risk for several types of Heart Disease and will also measure your Coronary Calcium Score – a key indicator of your risk for Heart Disease.
Who can benefit from a Heart Scan?
Heart Scans can offer peace of mind and an opportunity to detect heart issues that may otherwise go undetected. While heart disease can affect anyone, there are a number of factors that can place someone at higher risk. Anyone over 40 who is experiencing shortness of breath or lightheadedness from common activities, and anyone with the following risk factors could greatly benefit from the knowledge gained from a Heart Scan from Visionary Wellness and Imaging.
- High Blood Pressure
- Family History
- High Cholesterol
What can a Heart Scan detect?
With our highly detailed CT imaging, our technicians and radiologists can detect even the earliest signs of heart disease, from a wide range of factors. Issues that can be detected include:
- Heart Attack
- Stroke Risk
- Enlarged Heart
- Pericardium Health
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Valve Calcification
What to expect during a Heart Scan
During a Heart Scan, you can expect to lie comfortably on the table of one of our open-design CT machines. The non-invasive scan only takes a few minutes, and no advanced preparation is needed.
Your images will then be reviewed by a Board Certified Radiologist specializing in preventative CT scans, who will give you an report of your images, review your Coronary Calcium Score and discuss any additional recommendations.