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Category: Cardiology
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I had a calcium screening test in July. The result was a 90

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I had a calcium screening test in July. The result was a 90 percent blockage
in some part. I don't know where. My internist was concerned and sent me to
a cardiologist. He did an echocardiogram and a non walking stress test.
The result was good. I passed the test. Should I get a second opinion?
Should I be concerned? I have no symptoms. I take a station for cholesterol
And 2 drugs for for blood pressure. My blood pressure is never over 160/86
Without drugs and 130/80 with drugs (usually lower). The cardiologist
said I didn't need to return for a year.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  abray1115 replied 10 months ago.


Yes I agree that the results seem in conflict from your report

I think it would be wise to get copies of your cardiac CT and the stress echo and have 2nd opinion from cardilogist

It may be that a result was misinterpreted ...

The calcium score may have been high but perhaps not a 90 percent blockage

A 90 percent blockage of a major for primary artery would call for a catheterization...

So I agree an independent review of your test results would be best for you

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

I will be happy to get back with you

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Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD