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Calcium Scoring


A heart attack can happen without warning.

Get a cardiac calcium scoring test for only $49 and find out if you’re at risk.

Catch heart disease early – or get peace of mind – with a quick, easy calcium scoring test from Ballad Health.

In calcium scoring, a CT scan shows whether your heart arteries have calcium buildup that could cause a heart attack.

This is important, because knowing the health of your heart helps you and your doctor decide what steps to take to keep you – and your heart – as healthy as possible.

Should I get a calcium scoring test?

Ask your doctor for a heart calcium scan if you:

  • Have not been diagnosed with heart disease or had a heart procedure
  • Are a man age 45 to 75
  • Are a woman age 55 to 75

and you have at least one of these risk factors:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Immediate family history of heart disease, such as a parent or sibling
  • Overweight
  • Tobacco use, including smokeless

What happens during the test?

Calcium scoring is a noninvasive, 5-minute screening, where pictures are taken of your heart from outside the body.

Our calcium scoring test is performed using an ultra-fast CT scanner. During the scan, you lie in the scanner wearing your clothes.

Then you’ll hold your breath for just a few seconds so your chest doesn’t move while the scanner takes a picture of your heart arteries.

You will not feel any pain.

Your results

After the test, a doctor will look at the image of your heart arteries. Then you’ll find out the results and learn what treatment you might need, if any.

Get peace of mind. Call today.

Calcium scoring can reveal heart disease, even before you notice symptoms.

That means you can get treatment early – when it works best.

Ballad Health offers convenient locations for calcium scoring throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

If you meet the criteria above, please call to schedule your test today – (423) 431-1709 or toll-free at (800) 659-6762.