Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women.
A simple heart scan is available, for less than $100, that can predict your risk of a heart attack. The scan only takes about 15 minutes, too, and the results are life changing.
The test is called a coronary calcium scan. It's a specialized X-ray that looks for blockages in a patient's arteries.
Cardiologist Dr. Karthik Ananth says when patients see what their heart is dealing with it's very revealing.
"So by measureing the calcium scan, we can impact patient's life styles," Dr. Ananth said. "When they see that calcium is building up, it inspires them to make the right choices, quitting smoking losing weight."
A coronoary calcium scan is for people who meet certain risk factors, such as a strong family history of heart disease and risky levels of blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol.
Doctors look for calcified plaque, which could potentially block the flow of blood. A scan score higher than 100 is linked to a higher risk of a heart attack.
Insurance may not cover the scan, but the good news is the cost is usually less than $100.