Heart Disease Community
cardiac calcium score
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

cardiac calcium score

Hi all:

I recently had a coronary calcium scoring examination on a multi-slice CT (brilliance 64)

my data is as follows: LAD -area 101.14 sq mm -score 111.25, LCX -area 92.82 sq mm, -score 299.02. RCA area 103.62 sq mm, -score 345.39. Total coronaries area 297.58  sq mm, -score 955.66.

the impression of the above report read as "there was a significant plaque burden detected. this score is associated with a high probability of occlusive CAD and an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Patient is advised to aggressively engage in risk factor modification. Clinical followup recommended".

I am laymen to above data and want to understand what is my risk of getting heart disease again? i already had one heart attack before. I am on Plavix, simvastatin, and metochrolol as medicines.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193
I had a CT scan more than  a year ago.  The score indicates the degree of soft plaque within the lining of the coronary arteries.  A higher score the more soft plaque and the risk of rupture of the lining and a clot or plaque substance occluding the vessel and a heart attack is the significance.

My have a total score over 1000.  With that score the risk of having cardiovascular event is about 25% within a year.

You can google CT scan scores for more detail as it relates to individual arteries. .
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1391090750
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
Food Safety for Both Hot and Cold F...
7 hrs ago by gymdandee
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ejoli commented on child24angel's status
10 hrs ago
9906907_tn?1406604905
Blank
shushil commented on Attention All Mouth B...
15 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1391090750
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA