Heart Screening

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We are proud to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services in Pasadena and Glendora, California, and surrounding counties.

CT Heart Screening Preparations Performed by Hill Medical

Who is a candidate for Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring?

The following factors may increase your risk for coronary heart disease and heart attacks. We recommend you get a cardiac CT if two or more risk factors apply to you.

  • You are male and over 45 years old.
  • You are female and over 55 years old, or you have passed menopause or had your ovaries removed and are not taking estrogen.
  • Your father or brother had a heart attack before age 55 or your mother or sister had one before the age of 65.
  • You smoke or you live or work with someone who smokes daily.
  • You have a cholesterol level of 240mg/dl or higher.
  • You have been told your blood pressure is high.
  • You do not exercise on a regular basis for at least 30 minutes.
  • You are 20 pounds or more overweight.
  • You have diabetes or you need medicine to control your blood sugar.

What preparation is required before the CT heart scan?

There is no special preparation for a CT heart screening - no fasting, no injections, and no ceasing of medications. If there is a possibility you are pregnant, please let our technician know.

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