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A musician’s coronary calcium score detects a high risk for heart attack, leading to bypass surgery.
A coronary calcium score test is a low-level CT scan that looks at the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle. The scan checks for calcified plaque buildup along the walls of these arteries.
For many people, the first sign of coronary artery disease (CAD) is a heart attack or life-threatening arrhythmia. Learn about a test that can help determine your risk for heart disease or CAD.
Are you a heart attack waiting to happen? A simple X-ray procedure called calcium scoring can give you a good idea of your heart attack risk.
Are you a heart attack waiting to happen? With a simple X-ray procedure that takes between five and 10 minutes to complete, you'll be able to know the answer. Find out more about coronary artery calcium scoring.