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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 score predicts futur ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 16 Apr 2014 2:17pm Calcium score predicts future heart disease among adults with little or no risk factors With growing evidence that a measurement of the buildup of calcium in coronary arteries can predict heart disease risk, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) researchers found that the process of "calcium scoring" was also accurate in predict ... 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 »
Coronary calcium scores may ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 06 Apr 2014 9:05pm Coronary calcium scores may help predict risk of death in patients without family history of heart disease Current guidelines only recommend coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring for low-risk patients if they have a family history of early heart disease. 07 april 2014—A new Emory University study shows that coronary artery calcium (CAC) scor ... 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 »
What is Calcium Scoring? by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Feb 2014 9:45am 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 attacks, heart ... 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 »