This 5-Minute Exam Can Help Predict a Heart Attack

Is it worth 5 minutes of your time to know your risk of having a coronary event (aka heart attack)? A simple, non-invasive CT exam called Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring looks inside your chest. With those images, a radiologist will give you a score based on the calcifications found in your heart and nearby blood vessels. The exam gives you answers about your risk level. With that information, you can make lifestyle changes or talk to your doctor about medication. To see what the test is like, watch this:

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