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University Hospitals offers free test to determine risk of heart attack

Posted at 10:17 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 22:17:23-05

CLEVELAND — People across the country will be wearing red on Friday.

The Heart Association is raising awareness about heart disease, which is the leading cause of death among women and men.

Almost half of adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease and only half of them have it under control.

University Hospitals offers a free medical test to determine your future risk of a heart attack called coronary artery calcium scoring.

The non-invasive, low dose CT scan measures the amount of calcium build-up in the arteries surrounding your heart, which determines your risk for heart issues.

The scan takes about 15 minutes.

Anyone can have the test done at no cost, but you have to have an order from a doctor.

For more information on the test, click here.