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Can you describe calcified coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Calcified CAD

Plaque in coronary arteries is in a real sense abnormal tissue.
Calcium tends to accumulate in abnormal tissues in our bodies. This phenomenon is called dystrophic calcification. The amount of coronary artery calcium as detected by specialized ct scans can be used as a predictor of future cardiac events such as heart attack.

In brief: Calcified CAD

Plaque in coronary arteries is in a real sense abnormal tissue.
Calcium tends to accumulate in abnormal tissues in our bodies. This phenomenon is called dystrophic calcification. The amount of coronary artery calcium as detected by specialized ct scans can be used as a predictor of future cardiac events such as heart attack.
Dr. Mark Milunski
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Calcification

Of atherosclerotic plaques occurs over time.
Soft or margarine-like plaques create inflammation which the body tries to "stabilize". One of the cells trying to stabilize these plaques is an osteoblast which calcifies these plaques.

In brief: Calcification

Of atherosclerotic plaques occurs over time.
Soft or margarine-like plaques create inflammation which the body tries to "stabilize". One of the cells trying to stabilize these plaques is an osteoblast which calcifies these plaques.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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