A 56-year-old member asked:
my coronary arteries are highly calcified. does this mean that there is blockage? other than angiogram, is there a less invasive test to show block?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Angioangiogram: Usually calcification and coronary artery blockages go hand in hand. You have already had the gold standard test-the angiogram. There are less invasive tests e.g. Coronary ct scan, which usually shows calcium but not as sensitive or specfic as a angiogram.
Answered on Nov 10, 2015
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