Coronary Calcium Score 

The most effective non-invasive test for the early detection of 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

The calcium score is:

Fast. The test takes less than 10 minutes and you don’t have to remove your clothing.

Accurate. It’s the best test available to detect heart disease in people who exhibit no symptoms.

Proven. Used by the world’s leading cardiologists in everyday practice.

Safe. The radiation dose is extremely minimal.

*Doctor order required for exam

Supporting Clinical Evidence

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    2. Bonow RO. Clinical practice. Should coronary calcium screening be used in cardiovascular prevention strategies? N Engl J Med 2009;361(10):990–7. [PubMed]
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    4. Agatston AS, Janowitz WR, Hildner FJ, Zusmer NR, Viamonte M Jr, Detrano R. Quantification of coronary artery calcium using ultrafast computed tomography. J Am Coll Cardiol 1990;15(4):827–32. [PubMed]
    5. Detrano R, Guerci AD, Carr JJ, Bild DE, Burke G, Folsom AR, et al. Coronary calcium as a predictor of coronary events in four racial or ethnic groups. N Engl J Med 2008;358(13): 1336–45. [PubMed]
    6. Polonsky TS, McClelland RL, Jorgensen NW, Bild DE, Burke GL, Guerci AD, Greenland P. Coronary artery calcium score and risk classification for coronary heart disease prediction. JAMA 2010;303(16):1610–16. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
    7. Weintraub WS, Diamond GA. Predicting cardiovascular events with coronary calcium scoring. N Engl J Med 2008; 358(13):1394–6. [PubMed]
    8. McEvoy JW, Blaha MJ, Defilippis AP, Budoff MJ, Nasir K, Blumenthal RS, Jones SR. Coronary artery calcium progression: an important clinical measurement? A review of published reports. J Am Coll Cardiol 2010;56(20):1613–22. [PubMed]
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