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NorthCrest HeartView

Have Your Heart Checked With NorthCrest HeartView
Now there’s a remarkable way to detect heart problems instantly, easily and painlessly. It’s NorthCrest HeartView, a heart scan technology that produces incredible images of your heart, giving you prior warning of a possible heart attack, so you can prevent it. It takes only ten minutes, with a doctor’s order.

NorthCrest HeartView
The NorthCrest HeartView is safe, painless, fast,and affordable.

You lie down, rest comfortably and hold your breath a few seconds. No special preparation is necessary. A board-certified cardiologist reads the scan and sends the results to your doctor.

Should You Have a NorthCrest HeartView?
Find out if you’re a heart attack candidate the safe, painless and affordable way. NorthCrest HeartView can detect heart disease before you have symptoms. If you are over 50 with risk factors, you can benefit from this test.

Risk Factors Include:

  • Family History of Heart Disease
  • Increasing Age
  • Smoking Cigarettes
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes

What is HeartView?
Hardening or “calcified” plaque inside the arteries of the heart is an early warning signal of heart disease. The HeartView utilizes a CT Scan to detect and measure the calcified plaque in the heart arteries. The HeartView uses state-of-the-art, multi-slice technology to produce clear images of the beating heart. The HeartView’s customized software allows the computer to construct a three-dimensional (3D) picture of the heart, which the cardiologist can view from any angle.

What Do I Have to Do?

  • There are no special preparations for the test.
  • You can even eat before your appointment!
  • There are no needles, no dyes, you remain fully clothed. The test takes about 10 minutes.
  • The HeartView has an open design—you are not in an enclosed space.
  • Then, you just call your doctor for the results.

Where Do I Have HeartView
The NorthCrest HeartView is offered within the Medical Imaging Department (X-Ray) at NorthCrest Medical Center. Please call the NorthCrest HealthLine at 615/384-1600 for more information.