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Cardiac Scoring

Cardiac scoring is a simple, painless, and non-invasive three-minute procedure. Patients remain in their street clothes and lie on a table while their heart is being scanned by an advanced high-speed CAT scan. The scan detects dangerous calcium buildup in the coronary arteries which could block blood flow and cause heart failure.

Physicians recommend a cardiac scoring exam for those in three or more of the following categories:

  • Men over age 45
  • Women over age 55
  • Current or former smokers
  • A family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight
  • Diabetes

To undergo cardiac scoring at Rex, a physician order is needed.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule a cardiac scoring examination, call (919) 784-3419. Day and evening appointments are available. Some insurance policies will cover this screening exam; for coverage questions, contact your insurance company.