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What is calcification of heart

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Fosamax (alendronate) & hearts: Fosamax does not contribute to calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. Fosamax works only on bone metabolism to inhibit the breakdown of bone when ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Coronary calcium: Due to damage to the inside layer of coronary (heart) arteries, cholesterol and other cells deposit in between the layers of the artery. There are var... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
There are any of a: number of areas that could be calcified. Some are of more clinical importance than others. Without a specific report from the ultrasound it is difficu... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Very safe but...: Vitamin d3 is very safe ; of tremendous benefit for preventing many illnesses. It helps our bodies to absorb calcium. I advise everyone to take d in t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilbert Perry
Cardiology 41 years experience
Aortic stenosis: Restriction of opening of the aortic valve (valve between the heart and the circulation), due to deterioration of the valve over time, resulting in ca... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Yes: Most people are speaking about atherosclerosis, when talking about heart disease. Calcification in the thoracic aorta is not necessarily atherosclero... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 56 years experience
Almost certainly: Aortic valve calcification and stenosis is common and treated by heart valve replacement with acceptable risk benefit. Consultation with cardiothorac... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Calcium: Calcification is simply a sign of arteriosclerosis - nothing more. If you smoke, stop. If you're obese, lose weight. Follow a vegetarian or mediterran... Read More
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Dr. Jack Tubbs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Ultrasound: These findings are suspicious for fetal chromasomal syndromes. I would recommend evaluation by a maternal fetal medicine physician who can discuss fur... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience
Observation: An fna is never 100% certain. The probability of malignancy in a benign fna is something under 5%. However, most physicians would continue observati... Read More