Newly diagnosed, I think?
Hello all. New to the group. Just some background on me. I have Primary Biliary Cholangitis and am a Thyroid cancer survivor. I'm 53 years old. I had a CAC test in 2020 and had a score of 1.77. Not zero, but not too high. But I retested today and got a score of 24.4, most of it in the RCA. I have very high cholesterol due to my liver disease and genetics. I am treating with Crestor and Zetia, but I have side effects of Crestor, so I am taking 20 mg every other day. Zetia daily. I was on Repatha injectable, but it was so expensive and neither of my insurance will cover because my CAC wasn't high enough and I haven't been diagnosed with familial hyperlipidemia. Either way, the CAC was shocking to me. I'm 53 years old and it says that is in the 90% percentile. I had a stress test with contrast in 2015 before my thyroid surgery and it was clear, but I'm wondering if I should have other tests? I have a note into my doctor and waiting on a response, but trying not to freak out. I see a lot of scores on here way higher than mine, but it went up kind of quick. I also heard that statins raise the score. Any thoughts?