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"No evidence of calcified plaques in coronary arteries or thoracic aorta.Therefore, the calcium score is 0."How reliable is 0 CT score in predictin MI?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Need risk factors.

While a high coronary calcium score (CCS) is helpful (in the sense that it virtually guarantees that you have heart disease & need treatment), a low CCS isn't very helpful.
It's better for you to decide based on traditional risk factors: age, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, family history, etc. At your age, even a CCS of 0 can be a false negative. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to discuss

In brief: Need risk factors.

While a high coronary calcium score (CCS) is helpful (in the sense that it virtually guarantees that you have heart disease & need treatment), a low CCS isn't very helpful.
It's better for you to decide based on traditional risk factors: age, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, family history, etc. At your age, even a CCS of 0 can be a false negative. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to discuss
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