Q: I’ve seen ads about Piedmont Heart Institute’s heart scan. I don’t have the budget for excessive medical tests—how much does it cost and who does the test benefit most?
A: The CT coronary calcium scan is a quick and painless method for the detection and risk assessment of coronary artery disease with the first CT scanner of its kind in Georgia. For $125, you can receive a CT scan of your heart, a reading and an evaluation of the images by a cardiologist. Those who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a family history of heart disease, diabetes or renal disease but have not experienced symptoms are the best candidates for this screening. For an appointment, call (404) 605-4353.
Szilard Voros, M.D.
Chief of Prevention, Wellness and Women’s Heart Disease
Piedmont Heart Institute