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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.

Hi

This is a finding in the lung.

It is non specific can can mean absolutelly nothing.

It could be from old lung damage.

HIstory of smoking

From 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.

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