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January 30, 2017
Saratoga Hospital Offers Heart Scans at Reduced Price of $99 in February
Cardiac calcium scoring exam helps detect heart disease early
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, January 30, 2017—As part of its observance of American Heart Month, Saratoga Hospital will offer heart scans at the reduced 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 number one killer of men and women alike. Every year, one in four 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 percent 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 doctor 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. With a medical staff of more than 450 providers, the hospital offers care in a broad range of medical specialties at more than 20 locations including its Wilton campus and the Saratoga Medical Park at Malta. The Saratoga Hospital Medical Group ensures easy access to services that can have the greatest impact on both individual and community health. In keeping with its emphasis on quality, Saratoga Hospital was the first in the Capital Region to earn Magnet designation for nursing excellence. On Jan. 1, 2017, Saratoga Hospital finalized its affiliation with Albany Medical Center, joining Columbia Memorial Health in creating a regionally integrated, locally governed healthcare system. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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