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January 31, 2020
Saratoga Hospital Offers Heart Scans at Discounted Price of $99 in February
Cardiac calcium scoring exam helps detect heart disease early
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., January 31, 2020—As part of its observance of American Heart Month, Saratoga Hospital will offer heart scans at the discounted price of $99 in February. The simple, painless test—also known as a cardiac calcium scoring exam—can detect heart disease even before symptoms begin.
Heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 killer of men and women alike. Every year, 1 in 4 U.S. deaths is caused by heart disease. When discovered early, heart disease can be treated—with great success.
Cardiac calcium scoring uses a CT scan to detect and measure calcium deposits (also known as hard plaque) in the coronary arteries. Over time, these deposits can build up and block blood flow to the heart.
The test may make sense for individuals who have any of the following risk factors:
- Family history of heart disease
- High blood pressure or high cholesterol
- Overweight by 20% or more
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Tobacco use
- Men over 45
- Women over 55 or women over 40 who have gone through menopause or had their ovaries removed and are not taking estrogen
As with any test, individuals should discuss their situation with their healthcare provider first. A physician referral is required. The exam often is not covered by insurance.
For more information or an appointment, call 518-580-2232.
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About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, ensuring easy access to programs and services that can have the greatest impact on individual and community health. Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. Through its affiliation with Columbia Memorial Health and Albany Med, Saratoga Hospital is part of the largest locally governed health system in the region. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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