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Author: Guy Phillis

What’s Your REAL Risk of Having a Heart Attack?

A Cardiac Calcium Scoring (CCS) Test Can Tell You. If you could know your likelihood of having a heart attack in the next ten years, wouldn’t you want to know? The standard ways of assessing risk—looking at blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and smoking history—doesn’t always tell the complete story. A Cardiac Calcium Scoring (CCS) test is a quick, painless diagnostic exam proven to help measure your actual risk of heart attack, even before you have symptoms. What is a CCS test? Matthew Bentz, M.D., a diagnostic radiologist with Central Oregon Radiology describes it as, “A special type of rapid x-ray CT scan of...