A coronary calcium score is a test for people at risk for heart disease who do not have symptoms. The test uses computed tomography (CT) to check for calcium build-up in the walls of the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries wrap around the heart and supply it with blood and oxygen. Calcium in these arteries is a sign of heart disease.
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The Global Heart Health Center at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano is an innovative program designed to help at-risk individuals prevent heart disease before symptoms or complications develop. Using advanced blood tests and a noninvasive imaging procedure that takes only a few minutes, the Global Heart Health Center may be able to uncover potential short or long-term threats to your heart, such as blockages, heart attack, heart failure, artery disease and more.
Based on the results, the Global Heart Health Center will make recommendations and work with you to develop a customized diet, exercise, medical and lifestyle plan to help keep the heart healthy. The Global Heart Health Center is designed to care for adults of all ages and ethnicities. Cultural differences are recognized and each treatment plan is approached and customized accordingly.
The "Living for Zachary Heart Screening" is a special program created for youth ages 12-22 that can help detect heart abnormalities that may lead to
Sudden Cardiac Arrest – a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. This screening is named in memory of Zachary Schrah, who died in 2009 from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
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Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor Health Care System.