Quick test can determine your risk for a heart attack

Quick test can determine your risk for a heart attack

August 18, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


LOOPS. WHAT DOES THIS TEST SHOW? BRIAN: FOR ADULTS, THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO AVOID A TRIP TO THE ER FOR A HEART ATTACK BY TAKING A SIMPLE SCAN. THE SCAN RESULT — A SIMPLE CT SCAN.>>WHITE STUFF, THE PLAQUE, THE CALCIFICATION OF THOSE ARTERIES. BRIAN: FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE , A MATTER OF MINUTES IN THIS MACHINE CAN HELP DETERMINE THE POTENTIAL RISK OF A HEART ATTACK LATER IN LIFE.>>THIS STUFF IS IMMINENTLY PREVENTABLE. WE JUST HAVE TO KNOW WHEN IT’S THERE. WHEN IT IS THERE, IT FESTERS FOR YEARS OF DECADES BEFORE IT BLOWS UP WITH A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE. BRIAN: AFTER GENETICS, A CALCIUM BUILDUP IN THE CORONARY ARTERY ELEVATES RISK FOR HEART DISEASE. A CARDIO SCAN IS EASY. THERE’S NO NEEDLES OR PAIN. YOU LIE ON A BED WITH A COUPLE HEART MONITORS WHILE A CT SCAN TAKES RAPID IMAGES OF YOUR HEART.>>OF WHAT I HAVE SEEN, 90% OF IT IS GENETICS, THAT’S WHAT Y CAN’T CONTROL, BUT WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL IS THE REST OF IT. BRIAN: EXERCISE, SLEEP, AND DIET GO A LONG WAYS TOWARDS PREVENTION, BUT A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE CAN HELP.>>SOUNDS LIKE I MIGHT WANT TO LOOK INTO THAT>>WE DO THE MAMMOGRAMS FOR BREAST CANCER, WHY NOT DO HEART DISEASE IF YOU KNOW IT RUNS IN YOUR FAMILY? I CERTAINLY CAN SEE THE VALUE IN IT. BRIA MOST INSURANCE COMPANIES DO NOT, THE TEST. IT IS OUT-OF-POCKET FROM START