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What is a heart computerized tomography (CT) scan?

A computerized tomography (CT) heart scan is a non-invasive test that provides pictures of your heart’s arteries to detect signs of plaque, which may indicate you are at risk for heart disease. The result of a heart scan is called a coronary calcium score. If your calcium score indicates you are at risk for a heart attack your physician will create a treatment plan to lower your risk.

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