Why Early Detection?

Heart Disease is Our Number One Medical Problem

Coronary heart disease or atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death among American adults.  Every year, approx. 715,000 people have a heart attack and approximately 600,000 die.  Of these people, 525,000 are first attacks.  Statistically, these figures have not changed appreciably since 1900.                                              (Data: CDC 2010 figures)

Current Methods to Find Risk Don’t Work Very Well

If conventional risk factors worked, it would be logical to assume that annual coronary deaths would be going down.  They are not. Individuals who are actually at high risk most often seem healthy.

Millions of Americans will suffer a sudden or fatal heart attack even though they have:

  • Excellent, Good, Average or “Unremarkable” Cholesterol Levels
  • Great Blood Pressure and No Diabetes
  • Never Smoked
  • Excellent Diets and Exercise Regimens
  • Pass a Stress Test or Treadmill Test.
  • No Conventional Risk Factors

Early Warning

EBT heart scans provide an early warning system. For over 65% of Americans, the first and only sign of heart disease is a fatal heart attack.  EBT heart scans are able to find coronary calcium, or plaque, at very early stages, long before an event happens or surgical intervention is needed.  At these early stages sometimes all that is needed is small modifications in diet and/or exercise and proper nutritional supplements.

Early Detection Saves Lives

Early detection leads to better outcomes. The earlier plaque, heart disease, atherosclerosis is detected, the greater chance it can be slowed, stopped or possibly even reversed.  Yes, reversed.

“Get a Scan, Know Where You Stand”

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