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Coronary Calcium Score Screening

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano

Assess your risk for heart disease

A coronary calcium score test uses computed tomography (CT) to check for calcium build-up in the walls of the coronary arteries, which is a sign of heart disease.

During the test, a CT scanner takes pictures of your heart in thin sections. The result is a score based on the amount of calcium seen on the pictures. The higher your calcium score, the higher your risk for coronary artery disease. The test takes about 15 minutes and emits low levels of radiation exposure.​

If your score is high, your physician may prescribe medicines to lower these risks. A high score may also lead to other tests and treatments that could help you avoid a heart attack.

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Risk factors​ for heart disease

Who should get the screening?​​​​

This test may be most helpful for people who do not have symptoms, but who are at medium risk for heart disease. Medium risk means that you have a 10% to 20% chance of having a heart attack in the next ten years, based on your risk factors.
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Gender
  • Family history
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking​
  • Diabetes​​​​​​​
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Schedule your screening

Insurance may not cover the cost. Cash, credit card, or checks are accepted forms of payment. Call 1.844.BSW.DOCS for details.

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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

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