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Am I interpreting my CT angio score correctly?

Had a CT calcium scan & since I live out of town, results were sent to me. Family history of coronary artery disease. See Coronary Doctor this coming Wednesday, but need to know. Everything I read says it is not good. Score was 880, top 90 percentile. Am I interpreting it correctly?

submitted by Elisa from Cheyenne, Wyoming on 6/1/2014

Answers:Neil E. Strickman, MD

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Neil E. Strickman, MD  

CT Angio for coronaries only tells you exactly what you see – calcium.  Everything needs a clinical correlation which your doctor should provide.


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Updated June 2014
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