Heart Myth or Fact #20: If I were at risk, my doctor would order heart tests

MYTH

You shouldn’t assume that you don’t have heart disease just because your doctor hasn’t ordered any exams. Cancer screenings tend to be recommended routinely while heart tests, such as CT Scans, are not. However, they should be.

Buildup from plaque in arteries is easily treatable in early stages which is what these cardiac scans are for. Those with family history of heart disease are strongly recommended to get these scans.

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Information for this post was found via USA Today.

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Sherman Health has provided medical care to Northern IL since 1888, and is currently home to a network of over 600 physicians. The Sherman blogs are edited by me, Luke. Questions? Comments? Links? Email address is luke at shermanhealth dot com.
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