Heart Attacks SHould Be Eradicated Like Polio and Chickenpox!
Help SHAPE achieve the ambitious goal of eradicating heart attacks and saving families like JoAnne's from such a tragic experience. JoAnne is now a SHAPE volunteer.
On June 19th, 2009 Texas legislatures passed HB 1290 as the first preventive cardiovascular bill for early detection of hidden heart disease using coronary artery calcium (CAC) score. The bill was signed into law by Texas Governor on September 1st, 2010.. However, as of today no other state covers for CAC scoring and most patients are forced to pay out of pocket. Let's change the status quo and secure national coverage for CAC scoring. Ask your representative to support SHAPE's efforts to secure national Medicare coverage for the proper use of CAC scoring in preventing heart attacks.