Liz Price retired in November 2016 after being a Franciscan Health nurse of 40 years. She enjoyed the retired life with her husband, which included going to the gym to work out.
During her workouts, Liz noticed she was becoming short of breath and suffering from fatigue often. This was unusual for her, and Liz became worried.
Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease in the United States, killing over 370,000 people annually, but a simple, non–invasive heart scan can assess the risk of coronary artery disease.
"My life is pretty much the same," she said. "We still go to the gym. We still are active. I just feel better." she said.
Doctors told Liz that she would have eventually had a coronary because of the amount of blockage that she had. Without the heart scan, she would not have known about this and the blockage could have led to more serious health problems.
Liz recommends people to have the heart scan done, even if you are not having symptoms. "The $49 heart scan obviously saved my life, and it can save a lot more lives if people would have them done," she said.