Heart Disease

How to Avoid Heart Disease

Early Detection of Heart Disease is a Key Factor to Living a Longer Healthier Life

What is Heart Disease?

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in North America, with approximately 1 in 4 deaths attributed to heart disease each year, according to the American Heart Association. 

The consequences of heart disease are severe and can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and even death. The risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, and obesity. Unfortunately, heart disease can often go undetected until it’s too late. That’s why early detection is crucial in preventing the onset of heart disease.

The Dangers of Calcium Buildup

Calcium deposits in arteries can lead to heart attacks and strokes. The buildup of calcium can cause the arteries to become narrow, restricting blood flow to the heart and brain. This can lead to a heart attack or stroke, which can have life-threatening consequences. 

Late intervention can have dire consequences. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, with mortality rates increasing with age. Common treatments for these diseases include medication, lifestyle changes, and surgery. However, the prognosis for late detection and intervention is often not as favorable as early detection and prevention.

Early Detection Saves Lives

Low-dose CT virtual heart scans are a non-invasive way to detect early signs of heart disease.

This type of scan uses a low dose of radiation to produce images of the heart, allowing our radiologist to see if there are any calcium deposits in the arteries. Early detection of calcium buildup can lead
to early intervention and prevention of heart disease.
At Virtual Imaging, we specialize in providing state-of-the-art medical imaging services, including prophylactic low-dose CT virtual heart scans. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of care. We understand the importance of early detection and prevention of heart disease, and we are here to help. 

If you’re interested in learning more about our services and how we can help you detect and prevent heart disease, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have and to schedule your low-dose CT virtual heart scan. Your heart health is our top priority!

Complimentary heart scan and consultation with a few minimum qualifications.