Coronary Calcium Score (Heart Scan)

Posted by mcphee @mcphee, Dec 14, 2016

I have a calcium score of 1,950 which is extremely high which means I am at a very high risk for a cardiac event,heart attack,stroke or sudden death.
I take a statin and baby aspirin.
I have never been sick,have excellent cholesterol,low blood pressure and I am not overweight.
I have no other health problems and I have never been sick.
But I feel like a walking time bomb which has caused me a lot of stress.
I wonder how others with this condition feel emotionally?
I am 70 yrs old.

Liked by sgarelick

get your parathyroids checked…it can be done with an ultrasound

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@ihaq1

get your parathyroids checked…it can be done with an ultrasound

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dont worry …ask your doctor whether you should check your parathyroids…usually when u feel fine than that is the best that you can achieve… technically you dont even need any medication…if you still feel worried than get an echo test…that relieves one of some stress too

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parathyroidism and probably not taking vitamin D3 are generally the cause…however calcium has to come from somewhere…so take milk and other calcium products in moderation

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@mcristodero

I am 45 with a very high calcium score (a brother that had a heart attack at 45 and ended up needing a heart transplant and a cousin that just had a heart attack at 48, I am in the same boat- i have been taking lipitor for 8 years and they doubled it and added zetia, but i want more answers. I had a stress test and echo and it was normal. I feel like everyone is just waiting for something to happen.
For the rest of the group, this test measures buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart not free floating calcium in your blood. It is used as a way to predict an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke. An elevated score shows a risk for a major event such as heart attack.or stroke within the next 5-10 years

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also take vitamin D3 which makes bones absorb calcium…necessary as u grow older

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@ihaq1

also take vitamin D3 which makes bones absorb calcium…necessary as u grow older

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