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Three Baptist Memorial Hospitals to Offer $50 HeartScore Screenings for American Heart Month

Baptist Union County, Baptist North Mississippi and Baptist Booneville will offer HeartScore screenings at the reduced price of $50 throughout February for American Heart Month. HeartScore is a painless, noninvasive scan that takes approximately 10 minutes.

Baptist HeartScore screenings are a special, noninvasive CT scan of the heart that measures the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries. Although calcium is necessary for many body functions, it also deposits as plaque in arteries. Recent research has shown a direct correlation between the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries and the likelihood of a future heart attack.

Fasting is not required for a HeartScore screening, but participants should avoid caffeine 12 hours before their appointment.