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I just got the results of a heart scan. My calcium score is

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I just got the results of a heart scan. My calcium score is good but I have a new area of platelike atelectatic change and scarring in the lingula. What kind of problem do I have here?
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Customer: This is all I have. It is done on a comparison fron a heart scan that I had one year ago. My LAD score decreased from 137 to 128. The lung scarring is a secondary finding.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HiThis is a finding in the lung.It is non specific can can mean absolutelly nothing.It could be from old lung damage.HIstory of smokingFrom being in bed too long, etc.Lung disease [but there would be other findings]I am sure your doctor must have told you this is not remarkable. If, not, and there is a concern CT scan would be needed. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily