Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Do you know if you are at risk for heart disease? The most effective treatment for heart disease is prevention. The earlier the warning signs of heart disease can be detected, the sooner you can begin reducing your risk. A coronary CTA can save lives by detecting the earliest signs of heart disease. 

 

What is Coronary CTA?

A remarkable technology called Coronary CT Angiography (CTA) can provide the earliest possible evidence of developing coronary artery disease, the condition that leads to heart attacks. Coronary CTA can also provide the reassurance of knowing that your healthy lifestyle is helping to prevent one.

Coronary CTA provides much of the information that conventional cardiac catheterization does but because of its unique ability to see the wall of the artery, it provides important information that can be invisible on catheterization. Because Coronary CTA uses CT scanning instead of catheterization, it's safer, painless, and non-invasive.The scan itself is completed in less than a minute.

Coronary CTA is a procedure so advanced, only a handful of practices nationwide have the experience, expertise,and technology to provide it. Fortunately, one of them is at Atlantic Medical Imaging. Both the Galloway location and the Wall Township location offers Coronary CTA.

 

Heart Disease: Know Your Risks

Should you be concerned? If you have one or more of these risk factors, you should talk with your physician:
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Overweight
  • High stress
  • Sedentary lifestyle (little or no exercise)
And remember, heart disease affects both men and women Learn more about Coronary CTA's available at Atlantic Medical Imaging by going to: http://atlanticmedicalimaging.com/coronarycta

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