Did you know that 50 percent of men and 64 percent of women who die suddenly from coronary heart disease have had no previous symptoms? Fortunately, the Bronson Heart Scan can help detect heart disease before a tragic event occurs.
This quick and painless computer tomography (CT) scan creates detailed pictures of the inside of your body that enable our specialists to detect evidence of heart disease before you have symptoms. Once the scan is completed, our medical team will provide you with a technical, medical and professional interpretation of your Bronson Heart Scan findings. This will determine your level of risk for heart disease. We will then work with you and your doctor to help create your personalized care plan.
Who should have a heart scan
If you are a man (35+) or woman (45+) with any of these risk factors, you may qualify for a Bronson Heart Scan:
- Diabetes (anyone over age 30)
- Family history of heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- History of smoking
- Over ideal body weight
- Peripheral vascular disease
Who shouldn't have a heart scan
If you are over age 70, this scan may not be for you. Talk to your doctor for more information. A heart scan is not recommended for those who:
- Do not meet the above criteria
- Are pregnant
- Weight more than 300 pounds
- Have a stent or pacemaker
- Already know they have heart disease
- Have a heart rate above 90 beats per minute at the time of the test
Scheduling your heart scan
If you are ready to take the next step to determine your risk for heart disease and would like to schedule a heart scan, please call (269) 341-8700 Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.