Any Risks of the Coronary Artery Calcium Scan?

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I have an overall score of 712 on my coronary artery calcium with approximately 420 in the widow make artery, I have diabetes and currently trying to quit smoking.  How serious  is the 420 score in the widow maker does that mean is 42% calcium present?
Hi Mr. Pollard, the coronary artery calcium score >400 is defined as extensive calcium in the artery, at least one site with >50% blockage, and 90% chance of heart attack in 5-10 years. You really need to discuss with your cardiologist for the prevention of a heart attack.
To be honest, calcium score is not positively related to the prognosis. What is important is the degree of narrowness. Even you have no calcium issue, your artery can be totally obstructed. High calcium score indicate your atery aged , not an index for treatment.
Progression is hyperinsulinemia, so get on Keto diet with intermittent fasting, carboxylated gla proteins are preventing calcium by vitamin d3 and k2 at dosage to create carboxylation, get worked up for your fatty liver disease, check your blood for inflammation markers like c reactive, tnf. Insulin is a 7 times risk!
Coronary calcium of 3000 , what would treatment be?
The result of coronary calcium scan is given as a number called an Agatston score. It estimates the extent of the coronary artery disease:
•0: No plaque or evidence of coronary artery disease.
•1-10: Minimal coronary artery disease.
•11-100: Mild coronary artery disease. Mild or minimal coronary narrowing likely.
•101-400: Moderate coronary artery disease. Significant narrowing possible.
•> 400: Severe coronary artery disease. High likelihood of at least one significant coronary narrowing.

The higher the score, the more risk you have for having a heart attack.

Maybe you need to evaluate for coronary angiography to assess the extent of your coronary stenosis. At the same time, you need a low-salt and low-fat diet and moderate exercise to slow down the progression of the disease. And, you can also take lipid-lowering drugs under the guidance of a cardiologist.