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cardiac calcium score test

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Calcium score: quantifies the amount of calcified plaques, but some plaques are not calcified. Stress tests (treadmill or echocardiogram) measures function of the h ... Read More
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Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Stress testing: Exercise treadmill - initial step for low to intermediate risk. High false +rates. Stress echo(se)/nuclear stress(nst) - comparable. SE-no radiation ... Read More
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Dr. Francesco Rotatori
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Not exactly the same: Different type of stress test are available (ekg treadmill, pharmacological or treatmill echo, pharma or treadmill nuclear). They all try to answer on ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
No: Cardiac ct is a test which gives u result in CA score
Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac CT: a cardiac CT depending on the technique employed can yield,a large amount of information,this can include a calcium score
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Nape pain: Musculoskeletal pain no reason to suspect CAD.
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Cardiac Enzymes?: With the tests done that you are reporting the only thing I'd like to know to really take your symptoms out of the territory of the heart would be car ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Any of those: Normal coronary arteries do not have a detectible amount of coronary calcium, so normal is 0. A dectectible amount indicates a degree of cholesterol ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Sounds as though your carotid has no significant plaque or anatomic cause for your murmur. Therefore benign. Same for your chest pain if est normal.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. if you are not comfortable ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Average is 0: At about age 53 approximately 50% of white males have cac > 0. Once calcium is detectable it really never goes down..."rock is rock".
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Unclear ebCT score: Not sure what "mass" or "volume" means in this context. The calcium score should be a single number. According to WebMD, 2007, a score of 11-100 means ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
CTA: It means you have no evidence for calcified plaque. It does not guarantee you no chance of heart attack but your chances are much lower than someone w ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Heart CA score zero: It most likely means you likely will not die from a heart attack soon due to rusty arteries in your heart. And will live to a ripe old age.

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