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What does your heart look like?

A healthy heart

Did you know?

A coronary calcium score, using a CT scan, can tell you how much cholesterol plaque is present in your arteries with calcium score. It is especially helpful at picking up early disease before you have any symptoms or signs of heart disease. Giving you the ability to maximize prevention to prevent heart attacks in the future. These cost approximately $100 out pocket.

CT scans can even provide more detailed information using a coronary CT angiogram. This is like a 3D model of your arteries. This can precisely show the exact location and degree of narrowing throughout the coronary arteries. It is essentially doing a cardiac catheterization/coronary angiogram non-invasively using a CT scanner. This costs approximately $900 out of pocket.

Dr. James recommends Cardia Vision located in Bellevue to provide these imaging studies. 

www.cardiavision.com

Or give them a call at 425-998-8627

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Dr. Christine James Dr. Christine James As a regional leader in obesity medicine, Dr. Christine James helps people from the Seattle area transform their lives. She provides science-backed, individualized weight loss programs at Sound Medical Weight Loss in Kirkland, Washington. Dr. James specializes in helping patients improve their overall well-being, including their cardiovascular health and conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.

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