CUSTER, S.D. (May 11, 2021) — Monument Health Custer Hospital is now offering a calcium scoring scan. The screening program can detect and measure calcium-containing plaque/blockages in coronary arteries, allowing patients to take preventive steps before serious heart problems can occur.
Plaque inside the arteries of your heart can grow and restrict blood flow to the muscles of the heart. Measuring calcified plaque with a heart scan may allow your doctor to identify possible coronary artery diseases before you have signs and symptoms.
The scan is recommended for people 40-75 years of age who have high blood pressure, a family history of heart disease, obesity or a history of tobacco use. The calcium scoring screening is a 10-minute CAT scan that requires no needles, prep or recovery time.
To find out more, visit monument.health/calciumscore or contact your primary care provider to discuss if you qualify for this test. The scan must be ordered by a medical provider. If you don’t have a primary care provider, you can call the Custer Clinic at (605) 673-9400 to establish care. If you qualify for the scan, you will be charged a $75 fee, not covered by insurance.
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