RAPID CITY, S.D. (Dec. 9, 2019) — Monument Health, in partnership with the National Heart Health Program, has launched a new screening program that can detect and measure calcium-containing plaque/blockages in coronary arteries, allowing patients to take preventative 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 or older who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a family history of heart disease, diabetes, obesity or a history of tobacco use. The $75 calcium scoring screening is a 10-minute CT scan that requires no needles, prep or recovery time.
To find out more, visit regionalhealth.org/calciumscore or contact your primary care provider to discuss if you qualify for this test.
About Monument Health
Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. In January 2020, Monument Health will be renamed Monument Health, and it will become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The system offers care in 33 medical specialties and serves 20 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 4,500 physicians and caregivers, Monument Health is comprised of 5 hospitals, 8 specialty and surgical centers and more than 40 medical clinics and health care service centers.
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