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JUPITER to Earth: It's the Calcium Score Stupid! by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Nov 2010 1:20pm Well, well, well!  A funny thing happened on the way to the "statin forum."  Astra-Zeneca, in a bald-faced attempt to broaden the narket for its statin product Crestor, ended up proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that heart scans and calcium scoring is the most powerful predictor of heart attacks in asymptomatic people. A post hoc analysis of ... Read on »
What is Calcium Scoring? by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 Feb 2013 6:00am Heart disease tragically affects almost every family in the United States. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming more than 616,000 lives in 2008, the latest year for which statistics are available. Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease and can lead to heart attack ... Read on »
Calcium Scores, A Simple Screening Test for Heart Disease by Lisa T. Posted Thu 24 Sep 2009 12:00am Today we will have a brief interview with cardiologist Dr. Barry Tedder about calcium scores. Heart disease is the number one cause of death with 1,655,767 deaths in the United States since Jan. 1, 2008. A calcium score is a screening test for heart disease much like the ones for cancer. Many people will die with their first heart attack but ... Read on »
Is a Calcium Score Heart Scan Right for You? by Robyn Nazar, RN BSN Posted Tue 05 Oct 2010 12:00am Did you know that there is 1 death every 38 seconds in the US due to cardiovascular disease? Most people who have cardiovascular disease don't even know that they have it. This is why getting early diagnostic testing is so important. A calcium score actually helps PREDICT the occurrence of a future cardiac event, thus allowing for early ... Read on »
What is Calcium Scoring? by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Feb 2012 6:00am Heart disease tragically affects almost every family in the United States. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., claiming more than 616,000 lives in 2008, the latest year for which statistics are available. Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease and can lead to heart attacks, heart failure, ... Read on »
Hello everybody - calcium score of 70 and scared by MaggyAnne Posted Mon 12 Oct 2009 2:34am Hi, I'm an English lady living in Durham, UK with my husband Jeff.  I've just discovered that I have a calcium score of 70, putting me at risk for future Coronary events, and I'm scared.  I came across this site and was amazed to find that there were so many empowered people trying to take control and change the course of their lives to enable them ... Read on »
High calcium level in arteries m ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:29pm High calcium level in arteries may signal serious heart attack risk OAK BROOK, Ill., 30 july 2009-– Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, according to a study published in the online edition of Radiology. "The amount of cal ... Read on »
Coronary calcium: Cause or effect? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 28 Nov 2010 8:12am Here's an interesting observation made by a British research group. We all know that coronary calcium, as measured by CT heart scans, are a surrogate measure of atherosclerotic plaque "burden," i.e., an indirect yardstick for coronary plaque. The greater the quantity of coronary calcium, the higher the heart scan "score," the greater the r ... Read on »
Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) for Risk Stratification by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 05 Apr 2013 3:00am Multiple studies of Type 2 diabetics currently free of heart disease have demonstrated a risk for future cardiac events equivalent to those non-diabetics who've already had an initial event.  That's why diabetes is considered a coronary heart disease equivalent, similar to symptomatic carotid stenosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and per ... Read on »
Please welcome “Coronary calcium ” in non obstructive CAD ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 05 Jan 2011 12:40pm Some say medicine is a funny science . . .  it is true  at times. It will remain so , as long as we convert  a fact into a myth and a myth into a fact at our convenience . It  is  often   fueled  by the  whims and fancies of modern research  ! This phenomenon is happening in a regular  fashion  for  many decades now. The number one killer d ... Read on »