Knowing your heart’s calcium score can save your life

heart calcium scoreCoronary Heart Disease (CHD—also known as Coronary Artery Disease) is caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries to your heart. Why does that matter? We’ll cut right to the chase. CHD is the leading cause of death among American men and women. It’s serious business.

And now, new findings from the Framingham Heart Study of the National Institutes of Health reveal that nearly half of all coronary deaths affect people with no history of heart disease symptoms.

“For them, a fatal heart attack or sudden death is the first and last hint of a problem. Calcium (along with fat and cholesterol) is a major part of plaque. Calcium scores range from zero (no detectable plaque) to several thousand (extensive plaque).” –WFTV

So how can you find out your heart’s calcium score? Get your heart scanned. To get started, just look at the sidebar of this blog. Our Healthy Heart CT Scan is an essential and pain-free test that takes 15 minutes. Any calcium deposits will be clear as day, and you’ll be on your way to improving your heart’s health.

So request a CT Scan appointment as soon as you can. It can save your life!

About Sherman Health

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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