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A 57-year-old male asked:

left circumflex coronary artery ct score of 218 with a total calcium of 351. how should this be treated?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See cardiologist: The issue you mentioned is not suitable for this forum as it requires a detailed history, physical examination and evaluation of laboratory test results. Consultation with a cardiologist would be warranted. Wish you good health!

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