Heart Health Beyond Heart Month: Extending February’s Special Offer

POSTED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 06, 2014 AT 9:44 AM  by Dr. Marc Liebeskind

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from our valued patients, we are extending February's special price of $99 for a CT Coronary Calcium Scoring through the end of March! Take control of your heart health this and every month.

Heart month serves as a reminder that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Preventive screenings such as a Coronary Calcium Scoring can help predict your risk of future heart attack. Because your heart health is a year round priority, Park Avenue Radiologists, P.C. has extended our heart month special offer. Now, throughout the entire month of March, Park Avenue Radiologists, P.C. will continue to offer patients a special rate of $99 for a Coronary Calcium Scoring. A positive calcium score may mean that coronary artery disease (CAD) is present, even if you are not experiencing symptoms. The information provided in your cardiac score can help your doctor make informed recommendations to promote heart health.

Call 212-888-1000 or email scheduling@parkavenueradiologists.com to schedule your examination today.

How is a CT Coronary Calcium Scoring performed?

A Calcium Scoring is a safe and noninvasive examination, lasting approximately five to ten minutes. There is no contrast or injection involved and you will be able to return to normal activities immediately following the exam. During your Calcium Scoring, you will be asked to hold your breath in ten second intervals while our advanced 64-slice multi-detector CT scanner in NY acquires multiple images of the heart. From the images taken during your examination, our team of board-certified radiologists is able to determine your cardiac score. Our doctors share their report with your referring provider, who discusses the findings with you and determines a plan of care. If your results test positive for calcification, the amount present on your arteries is known as the score. Using this score, you and your doctor may better determine necessary lifestyle changes and preventive measures to help avoid future heart disease or attack.

Additional Noninvasive Heart Imaging

As one of the first outpatient facilities in Manhattan to install the latest generation of multi-slice CT scanners, we have the experience as well as the technology to achieve the highest quality noninvasive imaging of the coronary arteries. At Park Avenue Radiologists, P.C., we perform a comprehensive array of coronary examinations.

Coronary CTA is becoming part of standard screening evaluations in high risk patients. The ability to visualize the vessel wall as well as the vessel lumen represents a unique advantage of CTA over conventional catheter angiography. Studies are evaluated by our team of board certified radiologists on a dedicated 3D workstation with proprietary vessel imaging software, providing a virtual image of the arteries.

Cardiac MRI is performed at Park Avenue Radiologists, P.C. on our state-of-the-art MAGNETOM Espree Open 1.5T MRI. With the Espree technology, there's no need to sacrifice accuracy for comfort.  By combining an exceptionally spacious open bore with a short design and powerful performance, our Open MRI in NYC maximizes comfort, precision and speed. Cardiac MRI may be used to evaluate patients with heart muscle damage following a heart attack, birth defects of the heart, heart tumors and growths, weakening or problems with the heart muscle, or symptoms of heart failure.

When it comes to heart health, at Park Avenue Radiologists, P.C. we are proud to offer our patients the care, consideration, and expertise to make them feel at ease while our advanced diagnostic tools image the heart, arteries, and vessels surrounding your heart. At Manhattan’s Premier Radiology Practice, our goal is to provide our patients with unparalleled imaging services.

To learn your calcium score, schedule your examination at our private ACR- Accredited Upper East Side NYC radiology facility today:

212-888-1000

or

scheduling@parkavenueradiologists.com.

For more information on cardiac imaging, please contact our knowledgeable personnel at information@parkavenueradiologists.com.

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