Are you at risk for heart disease?

An astonishing 50% of people who are hospitalized with cardiovascular disease have “normal” cholesterol levels. And 75% of patients who have had a heart attack fell within the current guideline-recommended targets for LDL cholesterol.1

But there is good news: A potentially devastating heart attack is now largely preventable—thanks to a simple and safe CT scan of the heart known as the coronary calcium score. 

You are a candidate for a coronary calcium score if you:

  • Are over 40 years old

  • Have a family history of heart disease

  • Have high cholesterol or high blood pressure

  • Have diabetes

  • Are a current or former smoker

  • Are above your ideal body weight

  • Have emotional stress or high work-related stress

  • Have other vascular disease

  • Do not exercise regularly

Call 858-658-6500 today for more information.

Heart Disease in America

Did you know?

Although heart disease is responsible for more deaths than any type of cancer or other health condition, it can now be detected early, and with proper treatment and lifestyle modification, it can even be reversed!

References

    1. Ridker P. Handbook of Lipoprotein Testing. 2nd ed. Washington (DC): AACC Press; 2000:61-75.
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