At Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute, our specialists use the latest technology to detect and accurately diagnose the full range of cardiovascular diseases, from clogged arteries that can trigger heart attacks and strokes to diseases of the blood vessels that can impact your quality of life and cause permanent disability. We’re committed to finding potential problems early, when they’re most treatable, to keep your heart safe and strong.
You and your doctor can learn more about your risk for heart disease with a simple, non-invasive CT Heart Scan. CT stands for computed tomography, a special type of x-ray that creates highly detailed images of structures in the body.
A CT Heart Scan measures how much calcium is deposited in the coronary arteries, which deliver blood to the heart. While calcium is important and necessary for human health, a build-up of this mineral in the coronary arteries contributes to blockages that can cut off blood flow and cause heart attacks. The CT Heart Scan will reveal your calcium score; the higher your score, the greater your risk for developing heart disease.
Call Riverside Outpatient Scheduling to schedule your CT Heart Scan today - (815) 935-7531.
*Free CT Heart Scan offer valid from 2/01/2024 to 2/29/2024 with a referral from a Riverside Medical Group provider. Limited appointments are available.
Should You Get a CT Heart Scan?
The answer is yes if:
Call Riverside Outpatient Scheduling at (815) 935-7531 to schedule your CT Heart Scan today. Scans are available at Riverside locations in Coal City and Kankakee. If you have an implanted pacemaker, ask your doctor if you can undergo a CT scan.
Early Heart Attack Care (or EHAC) education teaches you to recognize the early signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Why? We want you to become an active bystander so you can save a life - even if it's yours.
Click here to learn more about the risk factors, signs and symptoms of heart attacks.