The CT Heart scan is a quick and non-invasive test to assess the presence and location of calcified, or hardened, plaques in the arteries of your heart.
Calcified plaque results when there is a build-up of fat and other substances under the inner layer of the artery. This material can calcify which signals the presence of atherosclerosis, a disease of the vessel wall, also called coronary artery disease (CAD). People with this disease have an increased risk for heart attacks.
The main goal of the CT heart scan is to determine if coronary artery disease is present and to what extent, even if a patient is asymptomatic. It is a really helpful diagnostic tool
This is scan is recommended if you have any of the factors which increase your risk of stroke including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Family history of stroke or heart disease
- Recent transient ischaemic attached (TIA) or stroke
- Coronary artery disease
At London Centre for Advanced Cardiology, we can offer same day appointments for your test in Harley Street.
Our CT Calcium Score also includes a free visualisation of the lungs, which will be added to your report. The scan is a quick, painless, non-invasive diagnostic procedure.
On the day of your appointment, you will be given a verbal report and a CD with the images of your scan. Once the images have been reviewed by a Consultant Radiologist, you will be given a full written report including any recommendations, if necessary. Should you like to discuss your results with a specialist, we can organise a consultation immediately. The whole appointment should take no longer than an hour.
Our price: £580
Questions? Call us on 0207 580 3145