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Cardiac Calcium Scoring Report

Posted by @abespizza in Heart & Blood Health, Sep 12, 2012

Hi everyone, just wondering if anyone can help ease our minds here. My wife , is fifty in a couple weeks and I am 48 and we decided to get a heart scan done to see if we have any problems with calcium buildup in our arteries. Wife has low cholestrol levels( last check bad cholesterol was 88) and good cholestrol was good also and always has low blood pressure 110/ 70 or so. On the other hand I have had extremely high cholestrol levels in the past and also blood pressure usually runs around 140 t0 150 / 90 to 110 at times and I do take blood pressure med. Neither one of us is obese...she is approx 140 and I am around 190 lbs. Actually wife only had the scan done so I would go have them done, because I am kind of stubborn at times and dont like to go to the doctor. I have had a history for several years of some occasional chest pain that comes and goes and also some heart palpitations at times. Also was diagnosed in my early twenties with a slight mitral valve prolaps. Ok,,,, I hope thats enough history to help , here is the issue. My test came back with a calcium reading of zero which I have a hard time believing since I have high cholestrol and am 48 yrs old, she had hers ran immediately after mine and hers came back at high risk for heart attack with a reading of 568. My question is...could the test results possibly gotten mixed and she got mine and I got hers or is it possible the machine could of malfunctioned?????? Just seems really strange to me the way the results came out. Any help and comments would be appreciated. Also the tests were ran in a hospital so I would think it should be reliable. Thank you so much for any help .


Posted by @bayouhawk, Sep 19, 2012

i just got my results back they are 35. now they set me an apointment with a cardioligst next month/ i read that a score below 11 was good over 11 - 400 you at risk for cardiac event in the future and over 400 see a doctor.
i also read that there could be false positive results or could show no buildup and there mayu be soft plaque build up that is not showing up.
i am 50 yrs old and there is a history of hear tdesease in the faminly so ive always been paraniod some. colestirol is high and im borderline diabetic and overweight. i have made diatery changes and have lost 20 lbs so far.
keep me posted on any thing you find out as i am new to this also. good luck

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