Aurora BayCare cardiologist: Test eases some heart health fears

Thu, Feb 18, 2016

Dr. Scott T. Weslow of Aurora BayCare Cardiology put himself in the position of a patient on Tuesday when he took a test designed to offer peace of mind for many concerned about their heart health.

 

The test, referred to as a calcium score screening, involves a CT scan of the heart and a search for telltale calcium buildup – the latter an indicator for a potential heart attack or other cardiovascular disease. Weslow took the test for a WBAY Channel 2 News story.

 

“I had not done this test before, so it could have been bad. I mean, I do have a family history of heart disease,” Weslow told Channel 2 reporter Sarah Thomsen.

 

All was well with his test. Weslow scored a zero, with no detectable calcium buildup. But had there been issues, the calcium would have been easily detectable on the scan.

 

“It’s really a cheap and quick test that could go a long way in determining your risk and then telling you how you need to live your life going forward,” Weslow said.

 

Aurora BayCare Cardiology offers preventive cardiac care, heart disease management and strategies for a heart-healthy lifestyle. For information, call 920-288-8300 or 800-236-6309 or visit baycare.net.

 

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