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Can scarring from previous pericardial disease impact my calcium test results?
About 6 years ago I had some sort of viral infection that ultimately led to pericardial effusion and tamponade. There was some leftover scarring as a result. I'm going to be having a calcium score test soon. I'm curious if previous scarring could impact calcium scoring?
submitted by Matt from Iowa on 8/4/2013
by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Neil E. Strickman, MD
Most of the time calcium scoring is of the coronaries, however it can pick up the pericardium as well.
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Updated September 2013