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Accuscan Health Imaging is about as close as it gets to predict the future

None of us can predict the future, but a coronary calcium score from Accuscan Health Imaging is about as close as it gets. Consider the fact that research has shown the coronary calcium score to be the most accurate predictor of future heart disease and heart attacks. What's even more amazing, however, is that with the knowledge gained from such a heart scan, it's possible to change the future and even save your life.

The ability to predict the future of our health — and to change the course of events with the knowledge gained — sounds like a mighty pricey proposition. Technology with such capabilities would surely cost tens of thousands of dollars and be available to only the wealthiest of individuals.

What many people don't realize, however, is just how affordable the most advanced, non-invasive heart scanning technology is. Instead of tens of thousands of dollars, the amazing technology that can actually predict our future heart health is available to the average consumer for around $500, depending on where you go.

Heart scans performed by equipment such as the GE Lightspeed Plus CT scanner at Accuscan capture three-dimensional, high-resolution images of the moving heart. The resulting images can detect early heart disease and calcified plaque build-up years before a traditional stress test. If detected early, heart disease can be stopped or even reversed.

The key to understanding the coronary calcium score is relating it to other individuals in your age and risk category. The calcium score is calculated and measured in comparison to patients within the same demographic groupings to determine your risk of a heart attack.

Tragically, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and Canada, but most people who have heart disease aren't even aware of it. That's why—for 150,000 Americans each year—a sudden and fatal heart attack is the only symptom of heart disease they will ever experience. But thanks to the heart scan, today's prevention oriented consumer can look into the crystal ball of their health and — if necessary — change the future.

Isn't it about time to have a look into your crystal ball of health?

Article Reviewed: August 15, 2012
Copyright © 2015 Healthy Magazine

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