The 10-minute HeartView scan is a non-invasive scan of the heart that may save lives by detecting heart disease long before symptoms occur. This non-invasive screening exam is performed on our 64-slice CT scanner and enables doctors to see the tiniest plaque buildup in the coronary arteries (the arteries nearest to your heart).
People who are likely to benefit from the HeartView scan are those who:
- Have a family history of stroke or heart disease
- Have diabetes
- Are 20 pounds or more overweight
- Have high cholesterol
- Are over 45 (males) and over 55 (females)
Your results are confidential, unless you request a copy be sent to your primary care provider at the time of the scan. Test results are read and interpreted by a radiologist. You will be immediately informed if the Heart View scan detects something that should be followed up with your primary care provider or heart care specialist.