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Oct 14, 2018 · Coronary Calcium Score (Heart Scan) in Heart & Blood Health

I do not take calcium supplements.

Oct 14, 2018 · Coronary Calcium Score (Heart Scan) in Heart & Blood Health

I am 65 years old and 7 years ago had a Calcium score of 50 with high BP and high cholesterol. Dr put me on BP medicine and atorvastatin. 5 yrs later my score tripled to 150 so doctor doubled my statin. An additional 2 yrs later and my score is now 368. My lipids are perfect LDL is 27, HDL 65-70, Triclyceride 55, Total Cholesterol less than 100. BP is 115/75. Do not smoke, no alcohol, exercise 45 minutes per day, low fat diet, and plenty of fruits and veggies. Doctor ordered CRP and Homocysteine tests and both were normal. He also upped my statin to 80mg and I'm not sure that was necessary as my lipids above were at the 40mg dosage. His only suggestion is that I repeat my Calcium scoring test in 1-2 years. I'm looking for suggestions on how to identify the root cause of the increase in my calcium score.