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Take Control of Your Heart Health

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  • Written By: Lisa Beedon
Take Control of Your Heart Health

Did you know 1 in 4 Americans are at risk for heart disease? Want to find out if you have deadly calcification in your heart arteries?

During the month of February, LHMC will be offering Coronary Calcium CT scans free or at a reduced cost.

Calcium Scoring measures the amount of calcification in the arteries around the heart. These calcifications indicate coronary atherosclerosis or so called “hardening of the arteries”  which is the leading cause of death in America. The more calcification present, the higher the calcium score and the greater the likelihood of significant heart disease. A high calcium score indicates a moderate to high risk of an adverse event due to heart disease in the next 5 years.

It’s a GOOD IDEA to get this test if you are over 40 and have any of these risk factors:

  • Heart disease in your family
  • Smoke
  • Overweight
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • High LDL Cholesterol
  • Low HDL Cholesterol
  • High blood
  • Diabetes

Talk with your healthcare provider about the screening, then with a prescription, call 810-216-1455 to schedule your appointment.