Height: 5' 10"
I have cirrhosis with symptoms of decompensation. Diagnosed 3 1/2 yrs ago. During my recent CT scan of the abdomen to monitor for HCC the impression was mild renal scarring suggestive of atherosclerotic disease. This led to a calcium score test.
Coronary calcium scan of my heart reveals:
Coronary Calcium Score, Total: 570.6 Anything over 400 puts me in the high risk category for coronary disease. The summary also concluded the following quote: “Coronary calcium score suggests high risk of significant coronary disease. Based on the calcium score, the estimated coronary arterial age (in years) is: 85.”
My platelets are normally 67K with an INR of 1.3, My question is how serious is this for someone without cirrhosis and if anyone is familiar how much more serious is it for someone in my circumstance? What is the best thing I can do for myself?
I have not been seen by a coronary specialists but I am working on getting setup with a doctor at the transplant center where I am treated for cirrhosis so they may find it easier to collaborate my treatment or any required procedures.
Like I wasn't already having enough challenges with the cirrhosis right?! As more and more things develop maybe someday I can be a doctor! ha ha
Really though, thank you so much for your help.