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Coronary Calcium Score Screening

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton

A coronary calcium score assesses your heart disease risk

One sign of heart disease is build-up in the walls of the coronary arteries, which a coronary calcium score test uses computed tomography (CT) can assess.

The test takes about 15 minutes and emits low levels of radiation exposure, during which a CT scanner takes pictures of your heart in thin sections that show calcium build-up to determine a score. Your risk for coronary artery disease increases as your calcium score increases. ​

If you score high on the test, it may lead to further tests and treatments to help you avoid a heart attack and your physician may prescribe medicines to lower your risks.

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Heart disease risk factors

 

Who should get a coronary calcium score screening?​​​​

This screening test could be most helpful for those without symptoms but are at medium risk for heart disease. Someone at medium risk has a 10% to 20% chance of having a heart within the next ten years, based on the following risk factors:
  • Age
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Family history
  • Gender
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Weight

Schedule your screening

Insurance may not cover the cost. Cash, credit card, or checks are accepted forms of payment.

To schedule an appointment call 469.814.3565.

Locations

We offer two screening locations to serve you:

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton
2801 S. Mayhill Road
Denton, TX 76208

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX 75093

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – McKinney
5268 W. University Drive
McKinney, TX 75071

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