CAT Scans With Calcium Scoring - Is It For You

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CAT scans or CT scans with calcium scoring, in Dr. Lundell's opinion, is a better measure of coronary artery disease, in view of the fact that high blood cholesterol level is not an accurate marker for heart disease. Remember the statistics that 70% of heart patients admitted in American hospitals have normal cholesterol level? [Normal Cholesterol Level No Indication Of Healthy Heart]

CAT scans with calcium scoring is a direct method of measuring the  progression or regression of coronary artery disease. Normal coronary arteries contain no calcium. The presence of calcium is an indicative sign of coronary artery disease (CAD).

CAT scans with calcium scoring can show patients if they have CAD and the extent and location of the calcification, even if they are not manifesting any symptoms. If you have any, or a combination, of the following risk factors, you are good candidates for heart CAT scans;

  • family history of heart attacks
  • high blood pressure
  • high blood cholesterol levels
  • diabetes
  • obesity
  • sedentary lifestyle
  • cigarette smoking

A patient can test positive in a CAT scan with calcium scoring even if no symptoms are apparent yet. The great advantage of this to patients who are only on the early or moderate stages of coronary artery disease, is its preventive value. The patients can make the necessary nutritional and lifestyle adjustments to arrest its deterioration and eventually revert their condition.

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