The CT Heart Scan is simply the most accurate and effective tool for measuring your cardiovascular risk.
Every 60 seconds, someone in this country suffers a fatal heart attack. In half of those cases, there is NO warning or previous symptoms.
When detected early, chances are good that the progression of the disease can be halted or even reversed and heart attacks or strokes can be prevented.
A CT Heart scan is your first step in detecting the earliest signs of plaque in your arteries and lowering your risk.
Stress tests don’t show any abnormalities until an artery is at least 60% narrowed. By the time you have a positive stress test you need a stent or bypass surgery and are already very high risk for a heart attack. But most heart attacks occur in arteries that are less than 50% narrowed and are therefore NOT detectable by any form of stress testing. Studies have shown that the “usual” risk factors, such as cholesterol levels, are no better at predicting who will have a heart attack than a coin-toss.
The only non-invasive way to know for sure if you are developing plaque in your arteries is to painlessly look directly at the arteries with a CT Cardiac Scan.
Princeton Longevity Center offers the following CT Heart and Vascular Scan options: