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What should you do to make calcium in the coronary arteries go lower?

What should you do to make calcium in the coronary arteries go lower?

Nothing: You can't do anything to decrease it, you can prevent it from getting worse by eating healthy, exercising and taking a statin medication , but nothing has been shown do decrease it. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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How reliable is a Cardiac CT for calcium scoring in determining whether someone has coronary artery disease or not? Thanks.

How reliable is a Cardiac CT for calcium scoring in determining whether someone has coronary artery disease or not? Thanks.

Well...: It is reliable, and it does NOT replace a stress test or if needed and angiogram... At your age coronaries should not have much calcium, and yet plaques unless they have calcium would not show. Your symptoms may not be cardiac but rather coming from the lungs... Seek medical attention soon!!! ...Read more

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Does coronary CT scan w/calcium score rule out coronary artery disease/atherosclerosis?

Does coronary CT scan w/calcium score rule out coronary artery disease/atherosclerosis?

Coronary CT: Calcium score CT doesn't rule out atherosclerosis or chance of heart attack. With that said the more calcium the more volume of plaque both calcified and noncalcified. The test can help when the need for drug therapy isn't clear. ...Read more

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How reliable calcium coronary scoring test. Could it be measuring the calcium outside the arteries in the chest. Why most insurance does not cover it?

How reliable  calcium coronary scoring test. Could it be measuring the calcium outside the arteries in the chest. Why most insurance does not cover it?

Excellent: Calcium scoring used in the correct patients can give help estimate long term cardiovascular risksand guide data. There is no data to back this up. Insurance companies still have not realized the usefulness of preventive therapy however will pay large amouts to treat chronic diseases that could possibly be prevented. ...Read more

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Will coronary cta with calcium score show possible cause of caroited artery bruit?

Will coronary cta with calcium score show possible cause of caroited artery bruit?

Coronary CTA: Coronary cta looks at the coronary arteries. A carotid artery cta would look at the carotid. The coronary study would not normally include the carotid arteries in its imaging. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more