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Calcium Scoring Test

Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Dec 21, 2018 | Replies (8)

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I'm curious @tim1028. Why do you so directly recommend that @lainie64 "take a statin?" Her calcium score is minimal — 108 — nowhere near the 400 or more that major medical associations say raises threats to the heart. Your other recommendations are good ones, based on what we almost always get from doctors and patients dealing with calcium infestation of artery deposits.

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Martin–Because she has a moderate plaque burden, based on her Coronary Artery Calcium score, and her age. With that combination, cardiologist is likely to recommend a statin based on her somewhat elevated cardiac risk. Or at the least continue with the daily aspirin. Cardiologists are more aggressively recommending statins with moderate to high CACS