Making Heart Health a Priority

Heart health is about more than just your heart. Blood pressure, cholesterol, family history and other factors all play important roles in keeping your heart strong. If you have questions about your heart health but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a heart health assessment and learn more about any risks you may have for heart-related conditions. Your journey to a stronger heart starts here.


Quality Cardiac Care

Whether you're at the doctor or in an ambulance when you need a heart procedure...you have the right to choose where to have it performed. Choose quality. Choose Providence. 

Our quality is no accident. Providence Health was the FIRST hospital to introduce full cardiovascular services to the Midlands over 40 years ago. Since then, Providence has been consistently among the first to bring new technology and cardiovascular procedures to South Carolina. 

As the first Midlands Heart Surgery Program, Providence earned and maintained its reputation as "South Carolina's heart hospital" by committing to quality cardiac heart care decades ago. Most recently, Providence was identified by U.S. News & World Report as one of their 2020-2021 High Performing hospitals for heart failure and COPD treatment.  

If you have any questions about the heart care provided by South Carolina’s heart hospital or how you can receive state-of-the-art cardiovascular care, call 800.424.DOCS. 


Heart CT for Calcium Scoring

Calcium scoring, also called a heart CT scan, is a painless, non-invasive way of obtaining information about your coronary arteries. This screening provides pictures of your heart's arteries and identifies if calcium deposits are present – which helps determine if you have a higher risk of having a heart attack or other potential symptoms of heart disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.1 Cardiac Calcium Scoring is a safe, painless test that can detect potential heart problems in advance. The results allow your doctor to calculate your risk of heart attack and detect early blockage and plaque build-up. Join us on a path to better wellness.

Who Should Have a Heart CT?

A heart CT for calcium scoring should be considered if you:

  • Are at least 35 years old
  • Are not currently being treated for heart disease
  • Do not have a pacemaker
  • Have at least two of these risk factors:
    • High cholesterol levels
    • High blood pressure
    • Family history of heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • History of cigarette smoking
    • Obesity
    • Physical inactivity

References: 
1 - Murphy SL, Xu J, Kochanek KD, Arias E. Mortality in the United States, 2017. NCHS data brief, no 328. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; 2018.

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