CT Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring Program Overview

CACS Program Overview - PDF Download

Rationale:
Noninvasive atherosclerosis imaging provides more accurate and earlier detection of coronary heart disease than Framingham risk scoring or empiric clinical judgment.

Procedure:
Cardiac CT for coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS). No intravenous lines. No contrast agents.
Duration: five to 10 minutes.
UH offers this procedure at no cost.

Availability:
UH Cleveland Medical Center (Cleveland)
UH Ahuja Medical Center (Beachwood)
UH Bedford Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals
UH Conneaut Medical Center
UH Geauga Medical Center
UH Geneva Medical Center
UH Parma Medical Center
UH Portage Medical Center
UH St. John Medical Center (Westlake)
UH Amherst Health Center
UH Avon Health Center
UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center (Orange Village)
UH Concord Health Center
UH Fairlawn Health Center
UH Medina Health Center
UH Mentor Health Center
UH Twinsburg Health Center
UH Westlake Health Center


Candidates:
Men ages 45 or older and women ages 55 or older with one or more of the following risk factors: cigarette smoking, arterial hypertension or taking antihypertensive drug therapy, HDL-C.

Exclusions:

Heart rate >100/minute; weight >400 pounds; established CHD; history of ?50 percent carotid stenosis, nonembolic TIA or CVA; peripheral vascular occlusive disease; or abdominal aortic aneurysm.

 

Risk Implications:
Calcium score 10-year risk CV event Risk interpretation
0 <1% Very low
1 - 99  4% Low
100 - 399 13% Moderate
400 or greater 24% High
To schedule, Radiology Patient Access 216-844-1700. Physician order is required.
 
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