Patients can now take a painless but powerful new test to determine
their risk for heart attack; thanks to new technology we began
using this year at Mena Regional Health System. The five-minute
test, called “Heart Savers CT”, uses our new CT Scanner
to look for calcium deposits in the coronary arteries.
is a component of arterial plaque, which can build up in the blood
vessels and cause a heart attack. The test gives the patient a “calcium
score” which can help to identify patients at risk for a
heart attack. The test is $50.00 date of service.
of this test are that it is quick and painless, and does not involve
needles or dye injection. And best of all, you don’t have
to leave town to take the test. All you have to do is ask your
doctor to call us and schedule an appointment.
For more information,
call the radiology department at Mena Regional Health System at