Cardiac Calcium Scoring Screenings
This screening is performed using a 64-Slice CT Scanner. The patient simply undergoes a simple scan of the arteries surrounding the heart. No injections, stress tests or medication necessary. The test evaluates the calcium buildup in the arteries surrounding the heart, thus determining the risk of heart disease.
Results will be given to the patient after the test is performed. The results will also be mailed to your physician.
This test may not be performed if you are pregnant, or could potentially be pregnant.
Who should have a screening?
Each year, approximately 250,000 Americans die of heart attacks without experiencing any warning signs. That is why MountainView Regional Medical Center is now offering Cardiac Calcium Scoring Screenings as service to our community. This screening test offers patients who have three or more risk factors the opportunity to be screened for heart disease.
• High Blood Pressure
• High Cholesterol
• Family History of Heart Disease
• High Stress Level
• Men Over 45-Years-Old
• Women Over 55-Years-Old
How do I get a Cardiac Calcium Scoring Screening and how much does it Cost?
You may call MountainView Regional Medical Center at 575-556-6600 to schedule your appointment. A physician referral is required. A copy of your results will be mailed to this physician.
Cardiac Calcium Scoring Screenings are available for $199. You may pay for your screening at the time you schedule your appointment, or you may pay when you arrive to have your screening.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, Call 9-1-1