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Calcium Scoring Cardio Scan

Over time, calcium can build undetected in the walls of your heart’s arteries and cause narrowing or blockage. A Calcium Scoring Cardio Scan is a painless way to determine plaque buildup that can lead to chest pain or a heart attack. This 15-minute exam can often detect the early signs of heart disease, even when a coronary artery is just 50% blocked and before you experience symptoms and before a more severe problem occurs. Early treatment can reduce or eliminate the calcium. The Calcium Scoring Cardio Scan costs $50.

Take our free calcium scan quiz to help you determine if a calcium scan is right for you.

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What Is a Scan?

Special X-ray equipment and a computer produce multiple pictures of the heart's arteries without entering the body. The images show the location and amount of calcified plaque. The painless test usually takes 30 minutes.

Get Immediate Answers

We give you your score right after the test is performed so you know your findings before you leave. We'll send your results to your primary care physician, and you'll receive a detailed letter of your results in the mail in about 3 business days.

Saving Lives

More than 20% of initial responses to North Kansas City Hospital's Calcium Scoring Cardio Scan resulted in the need for follow-up care.

Screening Guidelines

Talk with your doctor before scheduling a coronary calcium score if you relate to any of these categories:
  • Previous coronary calcium score within the last five years
  • Previously diagnosed heart disease (blockage, stent, angioplasty, heart attack, heart bypass surgery)
  • Under age 40 or over age 75
  • Under age 50 without any of these risk factors:
    • Cigarette smoking history
    • Diabetes
    • Family history of early heart disease (younger than age 65)
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol or high triglycerides

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