CT Cardiac Calcium Score

Cardiac Scoring, which is also known as a Calcium Score is a non-invasive CT scan of the heart. It will calculate the risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) by measuring the amount of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries. This material can calcify which is atherosclerosis, a disease of the vessel wall, (CAD) Coronary Artery Disease.

Who Needs a Calcium Score Exam

  • Men age 40 or older
  • Women age 45 or older
  • High cholesterol
  • History of smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Family history of heart disease
  • High stress levels
  • Diabetic

What do the Results Mean?

The likelihood of having heart disease or a heart attack depends on the calcium scoring. The lower the calcium score and percentile rank, the less likely to have heart disease or a heart attack compared to other men or women in that age group.

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