I have an abnormal Calcium score

Dr. T Ask Doctor T Leave a Comment

Q:

I just had a calcium score test done and the left descending was 1.7 and the right artery was 126 both had two areas.  My cholestrol is 315, with the bad being 215.  My father has had four bypass surgeries and stents put in 2 different times.  I have had pain in my left arm and back at times.  I am wondering if an angiogram would be in order.  My Dr has not seen the results yet.

A:

You certainly are at risk for heart disease, but you need to first prove this with a stress test.
You should read these to get some basic information:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-information/your-cholesterol
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-information/atherosclerosis
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-information/coronary-artery-disease
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-disease-diagnosis/heart-disease-tes
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-disease-diagnosis/ct-angiography-fo
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-disease-diagnosis/calcium-scoring

You can calculate your risk here:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/app/risk-assessment.php
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.