Cardiovascular Disease

Understanding Heart Disease

Life is certainly too precious to gamble away. Consider these odds: One out of every four adults has cardiovascular disease (CVD), the nation's leading killer of men and women above the age of 35. But cardiovascular disease doesn't happen overnight. The disease process begins years even decades before the first symptoms are discovered. And, frighteningly, all too often the first symptom is death. Now you have a choice. Ignore the statistics and hope for the best, or live life to its fullest armed with the clinical information you need...

Identifying the Problem

Fortunately, a number of risk factors have been identified that, if treated or addressed, can significantly reduce your risk of future CVD problems. You can estimate your risk by determining your current cholesterol level, history of blood pressure and smoking history, and then performing a point score calculation. This assessment also takes into account a number of factors, such as heredity, environment and other personal lifestyle choices. But these are only estimates based on broad population studies. While these scores may be useful in determining if a heart scan is appropriate for you, the heart scan remains the best predictor of a cardiovascular event more than 10 times more accurate than the use of traditional risk factors.

A Way to Beat the Odds

Virtual Imaging, using the EBT C300 scanner, offers the heart scan as its premier method of cardiac risk assessment. EBT scans at speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional CT scanners, allowing precise imaging and mapping of a beating heart without blurring and without the need for medication.
According to the American Heart Association, the EBT technology which is exclusively available at the Virtual Imaging Inc Imaging Center, is the non-invasive "gold standard" for determining the development and extent of plaque in the arteries. The scan is easy and painless. In fact, the entire study can be completed in the time it takes you to hold a single breath.

Taking the Right Steps

The information obtained from your heart scan is then combined with your clinical information. This results in an individualized action plan for you and your doctor. Early detection of developing CVD, coupled with this individualized, proactive approach helps prevent future related cardiac events.
Talk to your doctor about the Virtual Imaging Inc EBT HeartScan. Or for more detailed information, call Virtual Imaging Inc at 770 730 0119. You owe it to yourself and your family to make the call today.