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Do You Know Your Calcium Score?

Posted 11/12/2014 by UHBlog

Ask your doctor if you should have a coronary calcium scan. You may know your cholesterol count and your blood pressure, your weight and your BMI. But unless you know your calcium score, you and your doctor may be missing a key piece of data about your heart health. “The presence of calcium in your arteries is a marker of atherosclerotic disease,” says Robert Gilkeson, MD, of University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. “It’s a quantifiable measure o...

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