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I have done calcium score test and came high, I'm going to

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I have done calcium score test and came high
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I'm going to see the doctor in 2 weeks
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My father had heart stacck when he was 40
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: I'm 42
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The score 124
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.

Well, the levels of calcium score are graded as -

  • Coronary calcium score 0: It means No identifiable plaque. And the risk of coronary artery disease very low (<5%)
  • Coronary calcium score 1-10: Mild identifiable plaque. And the Risk of coronary artery disease low (<10%)
  • Coronary calcium score 11-100: Definite, at least mild atherosclerotic plaque.And the Risk of Mild or minimal coronary narrowings likely.
  • Coronary calcium score 101-400: Definite, at least moderate atherosclerotic plaque. And the Risk of Mild coronary artery disease highly likely. Significant narrowings possible. You lie in this level.
  • Coronary calcium score > 400: Extensive atherosclerotic plaque. And the Risk of There could be high likelihood of at least one significant coronary narrowing.

In your case, there could be moderate atherosclerotic plaque.

As you have a family history of heart disease, and your score is high, So you are at high risk.

This should be further evaluated by your doctor.

Please see your doctor in 2 weeks, and discuss this issue with them. You may be prescribed with preventive medications.

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.

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