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Heart Smart

Every 40 seconds in the United States someone has a heart attack (1), don’t let it happen to you!

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the build up of plaque over time in the arteries that supply the cardiac muscle with blood and nutrients. If plaques build up enough or break off and block downstream arteries, the result is a myocardial infarction, or heart attack.

CAD is the number one heart disease in the US and it the leading cause of heart attacks. Many people don’t even know they have CAD until their first heart attack, which is why screening for CAD is so important.

Unfortunately, many insurances will not cover the required tests to screen for CAD unless a patient is symptomatic, but by then it may be too late because one-in-five heart attacks go without any symptoms at all.

This is why at WellMax we believe in early detection in order to provide the best care and prevent adverse outcomes. We perform Executive Physical Exams, which is a complete comprehensive medical examination to screen for the most common diseases, including CAD.

Our Executive Physical Exam includes a CTA of the coronary arteries, which is a highly sensitive test to detect evidence of plaque buildup in the coronary arteries thus improving diagnostic certainty.

This allows for early treatment intervention to reduce the risk of heart attacks. Schedule an Executive Physical today to stop heart attacks in their tracks.